The concrete product will provide a reduction of 42 per cent in carbon emissions, with the remaining emissions being offset.
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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.
HS2 Ltd has announced the formal start of construction on Britain's new high-speed rail project, highlighting the large number of jobs the project will be recruiting for in the coming months and years.
Despite COVID-19 hugely impacting the rail sector, Tim Danvers, Business Development Manager at Atkins, writes that transforming rail in the North of England is now more important than ever, and sight must not be lost on delivering projects such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail which are crucial for securing…
After achieving the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification at the design stage, the development of HS2's Interchange station in Solihull can now progress following gaining planning approval.
Over the next decade, up to 15,000 freight trains will haul 10 million tonnes of aggregate to HS2 construction sites, representing a massive reduction in carbon emissions and marking a significant investment for Britain’s rail freight sector.
The formation of an Acceleration Unit by the UK government will result in the quicker delivery of a range of rail upgrades across the country.
Following the overwhelming response to its first call out to tech start-ups and innovative SMEs earlier in 2020, HS2 Ltd has now launched the second tranche of recruitment to its Innovation Accelerator programme.
The agreement with the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) will enable HS2 Ltd to be at the forefront of innovation in the rail sector, and help accelerate new technologies and products from research into market applications globally.
Named Florence and Cecilia, the two Tunnel Boring Machines have been completed in Germany and are now ready to be shipped to the UK to begin the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnel excavation.
HS2 Ltd has started the search for specialist contractors to deliver the high voltage power supply systems that will transfer electricity to the UK's new high-speed rail link and enable millions of people to enjoy low carbon journeys between London, Birmingham and the north of England.
Station Construction Partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA joint venture (BBVS), has now taken possession of the whole station site, marking the start of the next phase of work at Old Oak Common, where a brand new 14-platform high-speed station will be built.
Prior to the arrival of the two tunnel boring machines, HS2 has completed the high headwall and ground reinforcement at the Chiltern tunnel site.
HS2 is offering the training course to support those who are unemployed or searching for a new career opportunity along its route.
Stakeholders in the Birmingham International Station transformation project have agreed a crucial design stage, moving the development forward.