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High Speed Two (HS2)
High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway in the United Kingdom. Some sections of the railway are under construction, while other sections are awaiting approval. At 345 miles long, the new high-speed track will connect the city centres of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
When complete, HS2 will be the backbone of Britain’s transport network – helping to bridge the north-south divide. HS2 will free up space on the UK’s already congested rail lines, relieving overcrowding and improving reliability for millions of people using Britain’s railways.
HSRG’s report sets out a four-point plan on attracting more passengers to rail from short haul flights in the UK.
HS2’s design update for Cubbington includes new landscaped slopes and green bridges that will provide habitats and connections for wildlife.
HS2 have revealed the new modular design of the Thame Valley Viaduct which will cut the construction carbon footprint by two-thirds.
HS2 have revealed designs for the north portal, which cuts noise from trains entering and exiting the Chiltern Tunnel at speeds of up to 320km/h.
Two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) excavating HS2’s longest tunnels have completed the first stage of their drive up to the first ventilation shaft at Chalfont St Peter.
HS2 have released an updated design of the new London Euston terminus station; the new design offers a less complex, more efficient, 10-platform station that can now be built in a single stage.
Marking International Women’s Day, HS2 and its construction partners are hosting initiatives to encourage more women to start a career in construction.
HS2, alongside BBV, is launching an undergraduate programme that offers students the chance to gain valuable work experience.
Polling shows that the county is strongly opposed to the decision to cancel HS2’s Eastern Leg, with many losing faith in the Government as a result.
UK firms are being encouraged to bid by MD JV for £500 million worth of contracts on offer at HS2’s Euston station site, with hundreds of further supply chain opportunities also available through the package.
HS2 has begun production on 1,000 concrete segments that will form the deck of the Colne Valley Viaduct, the UK’s longest railway bridge.
HS2 announce a record number of apprenticeships will play a part in construction to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
The fourth Innovation Accelerator programme seeks to offer the company fresh thinking on three aspects of Britain’s new high-speed rail network: supply chain management, risk management and decision making.