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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.
The update from HS2 includes figures regarding recruitment and apprenticeships, sustainability, construction and rail freight.
The High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has shared the seven key rail improvements it thinks are urgently needed to support growth between the four nations of the United Kingdom.
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HS2 Ltd has begun the search for suppliers to provide switches and crossings for the 280km of new high-speed track between London, Birmingham and the connection with the existing west coast mainline at Crewe.
The OakTec Clean Air Gas Engine (CAGE) project trial has begun on HS2’s construction site near Euston station.
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HS2 will offer some of the lowest carbon emissions per passenger kilometre - seven times less than passenger cars and 17 times less than domestic air travel.
The two 170m-long TBMs – the largest ever used on a UK rail project - will start to be assembled on site ready to begin digging the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnels.
Around 160 lifts and 130 escalators will be installed across the project, helping hundreds of thousands of people access HS2 trains every day.
HS2 Ltd has supported the development of advanced 4D learning technology that enables site teams to identify, record and resolve site hazards as part of a virtual construction sequence.
The new contract opportunities will provide thousands of businesses and their employees with guaranteed incomes, and help the country’s economic recovery, stated HS2 Ltd's CEO, Mark Thurston.
The upgrade works will bring much-needed capacity to the West Coast main line and enable the new HS2 terminus to be built.
UK Transport Minister, Andrew Stephenson, has announced a range of recommendations that will deliver a fairer deal for communities impacted by the development of HS2.
The PAS 2080 accreditation recognises HS2's extensive carbon management programme, including its design innovations and carbon emission reduction initiatives.