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HS2 offers West Midlands businesses a monumental opportunity

West Midlands businesses need to seize the opportunities, jobs and investment offered by HS2 if the region is to bounce back stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five-year study of Jurassic geology beneath HS2 launched

HS2 Ltd has announced a partnership with Bath University and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) in a major study of the geology beneath the first phase of Britain's new high speed railway between the West Midlands and London.

HS2 update to Parliament: Autumn 2020

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson says the cost of the HS2 rail link could have increased by £800 million.

HS2 welcomes over 400 apprentices onto the project

HS2, Britain's new high speed railway, has announced that 412 new apprenticeship opportunities have been created on the landmark project.

Safe storage for Stephenson statue during Euston’s HS2 transformation

A Grade-II listed statue of railway pioneer Robert Stephenson has been removed and put into safe storage while Euston station undergoes its major HS2 redevelopment.

HS2 awards contract for first two London tunnelling machines

HS2 Ltd has signed the contract for the first two giant tunnelling machines for London's HS2 tunnels, marking significant progress on the southern stretch of HS2.

On Clean Air Day 2020, HS2 announces ambitious plans to raise the bar on air quality across the project

On Clean Air Day 2020 (Thursday 8 October), HS2 has listed ten ways it is raising the bar on air quality during construction and operation.

Consultation to deliver stronger seamless links between HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

Expansion of Manchester's Piccadilly and Airport stations and an extra rail connection from Crewe to the North are among a range of measures being proposed by HS2 Ltd to facilitate better journeys between the North and Midlands.

Plans to integrate Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 take step forward with latest consultation

A vision for a modern rail network for the North of England has taken another step forward, with plans to integrate HS2 with Northern Powerhouse Rail.

HS2’s journey north accelerates as public consultation opens on latest proposals

Plans to extend Britain's new railway, High Speed Two, moved a step closer with the opening of a new public consultation which invites people’s views on the latest proposals for the railway.

MPs call for full delivery of HS2’s Eastern Leg to bridge East – West divide

A group of MPs, civic and business leaders from across the Midlands and the North has written to Boris Johnson calling for the full delivery of HS2’s Eastern Leg from Birmingham to Leeds.

PORR consortium wins £260 million HS2 modular track contract

HS2 has awarded a major contract to design and manufacture the modular track system for the UK's new high speed railway, to a partnership which includes PORR UK Ltd and Aggregate Industries UK.
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