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HS2 offers more jobs for young people in the West Midlands

Following the success of its first youth unemployment scheme, HS2’s construction partner for the West Midlands, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is searching for more...

HS2 asks pupils with disabilities for ideas on improving stations and trains

Pupils from three Birmingham schools and colleges dedicated to providing support for students with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), have presented their ideas...

Tunnel progress as HS2 completes first mile under the Chilterns

The first enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machine passed the one mile mark this week during the construction of the first tunnels for HS2 -...

Alternative fuels trial boosts HS2 drive to cut carbon

Results from a trial carried out to test the potential air quality benefits of alternative fuels look set to help HS2’s push to cut...

Next phase of HS2 to Crewe accelerates with latest contract tender

HS2 Ltd has invited six bidders to tender for Advanced Civil Works (ACW), a major two-part enabling works contract for a new section of...

HS2 contractor creates new outside play area for Balsall Common Primary School

A play area at Balsall Common Primary School that has been closed off for the last few years has been completely revamped by 16...

Young HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train

A teenage rail fan has been given the honour of naming a Class 66 locomotive that will transport HS2 construction materials by rail to...

HS2 unveils the ‘beating heart of HS2 in London’ at its London logistics hub

HS2 has revealed the colossal logistics operation that is taking place at HS2’s logistics hub near Willesden Junction. The 30-acre site will be the...

Back to school with HS2’s new education resources

HS2’s Skills, Employment and Education team has launched a range of brand-new education and teaching resources which align to the national curriculum and promote...

One year on from start of construction, HS2 celebrates hitting 20,000 jobs landmark

HS2 Ltd has today announced that according to its latest figures, over 20,000 people are now working on the project, one year on from...

HS2 announces shortlist for Washwood Heath train depot and network control centre

HS2 Ltd today confirmed the shortlist of bidders in the running to build the high speed rail project’s network control centre and rolling stock...

HS2 trialling fibre optic tech to head off subsidence and ground movement

An HS2 construction site is the test bed for a potentially far-reaching fibre optic technology that can sense minute ground movements in embankments and...
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