Leaders in the North of England have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, to propose a way forward to support residents and businesses of the North, following the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan.
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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.
HS2 Ltd will soon start construction of the first HS2 railway bridge over a motorway, using innovative technology to dramatically reduce traffic disruption.
The government has shared its proposals to transform the rail network in the North and Midlands, but leaders in the rail the industry are voicing their concerns about the abandonment of the HS2 Eastern Leg and the scaling back of Northern Powerhouse Rail.
The new Academy will upskill local people to secure a broad range of jobs on the West Midlands section of HS2 - Britain’s new high-speed railway.
HS2 Ltd has unveiled a virtual tour of its sustainable Interchange Station, to showcase the high-speed railway’s commitments to helping the fight against UK climate change.
The successful bidder will partner with HS2 Ltd to lead the design and delivery of the 36-mile Phase 2a route of Britain’s high-speed rail network, connecting the West Midlands and Crewe.
The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has urged the UK government not to scale back investment in the railways and to deliver major projects, including HS2 in full.
The joint venture RB Rail AS, alongside its national project implementers, has signed a contract with Certifer SA, to provide safety assessment services for the Rail Baltica line.
The 2,000 tonne Tunnel Boring Machine, Florence, has surpassed the one-mile mark during construction of the first tunnels for Britain’s new high-speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the north.
A new West Midlands rail training centre will help upskill industry employees and offer the public rail training, so that local people can play a part in building the region’s expanding rail networks.
HS2 has invited students with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to present ideas which would make HS2’s stations and trains more accessible for all.
Six bidders have been invited by HS2 Ltd to tender for the next phase of the Advanced Civil Works (ACW) contract, which will extend the high-speed rail network between the West Midlands to Crewe.
HS2 Ltd has revealed the colossal logistics operation that is taking place at its logistics hub near Willesden Junction, which will be used to process earth and deliver construction materials.
HS2 Ltd has announced that over 20,000 people are now working on Britain's high-speed rail project, one year on from the formal start of construction on Phase One from London to the West Midlands.
HS2 announces the shortlisted candidates for the Washwood Heath train depot and network control centre, with the contract providing great job opportunities for the community.