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HS2 release first images of landscaped green tunnel destined for Northamptonshire

HS2 has released new images for the longest “green tunnel” its teams will be building across Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. The design of the three tunnels...

EKFB announces senior leadership changes

The Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB) JV has today announced two changes to its senior leadership team. Kier’s Helen Samuels is...

HS2 contractor on major recruitment drive

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), HS2’s construction partner, is launching a major recruitment drive. The company hopes to add new people to its teams as it...

HS2 looks back on successes of 2021 and ahead to 2022

HS2 Ltd has unveiled new images and a video celebrating progress made on the project during 2021. Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2 Ltd, said: “It...

HS2 contractor takes pupils back to Triassic times

Balfour Beatty has presented pupils with a sample of rock which serves as a souvenir from the age of dinosaurs. The contractors, working on behalf...

HS2 creates first of 56 giant piers for UK’s longest rail bridge

HS2 has reached a new stage in constructing what will be the UK’s longest railway bridge. It has started work on the first of 56...

London HS2 tunnelling work close to launch as teams receive massive boring machines

An essential step in the creation of London’s HS2 tunnels has been taken – with the delivery of two 1,900 tonne boring machines. The giant...

Mark Worthington reappointed as independent HS2 Construction Commissioner

The HS2 Construction Commissioner has been reappointed and will continue to investigate unresolved disputes and provide independent advice on making a complaint. Mark Worthington has...

HS2 takes on first full-time employees from the Kickstart initiative

HS2 has welcomed its first tranche of young people who undertook the Kickstart project into full-time jobs. The UK Government launched the Kickstart project in...

Keltbray secures Align JV HS2 contract

Keltbray has announced it has secured a £12 million extension to its current C1 Shaft contract to provide construction services for the next two...

Hitachi and Alstom win order to build and maintain HS2 trains in Britain

Hitachi/Alstom Joint Venture (JV) has been awarded the contracts to build Britain’s next generation of high speed trains at their factories in Derby and...

Bolton business opens purpose-built facility to manufacture HS2 safety doors

Booth Industries, a Bolton-based SME, has opened its new factory unit, where it will build safety doors for HS2’s tunnels. Mark Thurston, the HS2 CEO,...
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In The News | 20th January 2022 | Latest Rail News

Click here to listen to the latest rail news on Thursday, 20th January 2022 InTheNews: The latest rail news on Thursday, 20th January 2022 Londoners will...

Major changes at the top of TfL

Transport for London (TfL) has announced its new, leaner-structured executive team, which is reduced from the original 11 to 7. In a statement, TfL said...

EMR and Hitachi Rail pick Sheffield firm for Aurora components

A Sheffield firm has been chosen to provide a range of components for East Midlands Railway (EMR) and Hitachi Rail's new Intercity fleet. Stauff is...