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Reaction to HS2 announcement as Notice to Proceed marks certainty for construction industry

Construction companies and organisations involved in the railways have welcomed the announced that the Government has issued the formal 'Notice to Proceed' to allow...

Government provides construction sector certainty by confirming ‘Notice to proceed’ on High Speed 2

High Speed 2 (HS2) project reaches its next stage as joint venture companies receive approval to begin detailed design and construction phase ‘Notice...

HS2 Euston works start back up from this week

It's been revealed that HS2 work at London Euston will start back up again this week. The work had temporarily stopped last month to stop...

Chris Packham announces appeal of HS2 decision

Environmental campaigner Chris Packham CBE has announced that he is seeking permission to appeal the decision by the High Court to dismiss his judicial...

​High Court dismisses application for HS2 judicial review

The High Court has dismissed an application for permission for judicial review of the Prime Minister’s decision to proceed with the HS2 railway project,...

HS2 update: Suspension of majority of sites

HS2 has confirmed that the majority of its sites have paused or are pausing construction works to stop the spread of COVID-19. The news comes...

HS2 uncovers world’s oldest railway roundhouse at Curzon Street archaeological site

HS2 Ltd has unearthed what is thought to be the world's oldest railway roundhouse at the construction site of its Birmingham Curzon Street station. The...

Construction work ready to begin at HS2’s ‘Interchange’ station site near Birmingham Airport

Preparatory work has almost been completed and now major structures are being put in place on the site of HS2's new Interchange station -...

New HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson sets out determination to bring change to how the project is delivered

The new minister for Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 has spoken of his vision for the major transformations. Andrew Stephenson was named as Transport Minister...

Start of construction at HS2’s London super-hub moves a step closer

HS2 Ltd has unveiled updated designs for Old Oak Common Station, as part of the Schedule 17 submission to the Old Oak and Park...

Minister of State for HS2 revealed

The new Minister for HS2 and Northern Powerhouse has said he's delighted to be given responsibility for overseeing HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. Andrew Stephenson...

HS2 given the go-ahead

The Prime Minister has given HS2 the green light. Boris Johnson has backed the plans, which will see the city centres of London, Birmingham, Manchester...
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