The £52 million early environmental works contract will see the creation of new woods and wetland along HS2's Phase 2a route.
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High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is a public company, owned entirely by the the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), and it is the company building Britain’s new high-speed railway.
HS2's Oxford Canal Viaduct will take the railway 62.5m across the canal, towpath and a local country lane whilst allowing views across the landscape and the horizon.
Four bidders have been shortlisted for the contract to design, manufacture and maintain HS2's HV power supply systems from London to Crewe.
The first 100 trains into HS2’s main compound in Buckinghamshire have now taken the equivalent of 7,500 HGVs off Britain’s roads and cut over 24,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
HS2 Ltd has revealed that the first of 112,000 Chiltern tunnel wall segments have rolled off the production line ahead of the Tunnel Boring Machine launch.
HS2's Colne Valley Viaduct will span the length of 3.4 km and be supported by 56 piers, and work has now begun to sink the required 292 piles.
Worn-out wind turbine blades destined for the incinerator will instead be used to create carbon-friendly reinforced concrete on Britain’s new high-speed rail network.
The EMS system will enable HS2 Ltd to monitor its railway assets and systems in real time from the HS2 Network Integrated Control Centre in Birmingham.
On International Women's Day 2021, HS2 has highlighted its efforts in encouraging more women to rail and construction in order to address the gender imbalances of both industries.
The Washwood Heath site in Birmingham is where HS2’s fleet of state-of-the-art high-speed trains will be serviced and maintained once in operation.
In a letter to the UK Prime Minister, rail industry leaders have called for all UK regions to be able to benefit from HS2's connectivity and the Integrated Rail Plan.
HS2's Phase 2a will see the beginning of construction of the next phase of the new high-speed railway between Crewe and Birmingham.
HS2 has raised its Gold rating to Platinum in less than 10 months by demonstrating that its ideology is based on diverse talent being included in every aspect of operational performance.
With 30 new apprentices set to join the business in September 2021, HS2 is making progress in delivering on its promise to create 2,000 apprenticeships over the project’s lifetime.
The devices, which fit on safety helmets, use wireless technology to accurately monitor how close workers are to each other, ensuring that social distancing requirements are abided by whilst onsite.