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Planning permission granted for HS2 viaducts

HS2 Ltd has been granted planning permission by Birmingham City Council for two viaducts which will take the new high speed railway into Curzon...

HS2 plans for seamless mobile coverage

Passengers using Britain’s new high speed rail network will enjoy seamless mobile coverage delivering uninterrupted streaming and calls as trains speed through its tunnels,...

HS2 reaches out to communities about High Speed Rail (Crewe – Manchester) Bill

HS2 Ltd is inviting communities to learn more about the latest proposals for the railway in their area. The initiative follows the High Speed Rail...

HS2 archaeological discoveries illuminate the Anglo-Saxon ‘Dark Ages’

Archaeologists working on HS2 have made discoveries of national significance, uncovering an Anglo-Saxon burial site in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Almost three quarters of the graves...

HS2 starts starts construction on first ‘Green Tunnel’

HS2 has started construction at the site of its first innovative 'green tunnel', designed to blend the high speed railway into the landscape and...

World’s first all-electric, high-capacity drilling rig carrying out work on HS2 construction site

HS2 Ltd’s construction partner Balfour Beatty VINCI Joint Venture (BBV), is trialling the world’s first all-electric, high-capacity drilling rig on a construction site in...

HS2: AI and LiDAR sensors to help design stress-free passenger experience

In a UK-first, an SME graduate of HS2’s Innovation Accelerator programme is harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and laser-based LiDAR sensors developed...

Intention to remove Golborne Link from HS2 Bill announced with alternative options to be explored

The government says it is committed to leaving no stone unturned when it comes to finding the right solution to take HS2 trains to...

New plans revealed by HS2 for wetland habitats around Birmingham and Fazeley Canal viaduct

HS2’s designers have released updated designs for the land surrounding the section of the high-speed rail line that crosses the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal. The...

Images revealed of HS2’s Bucks Infrastructure Maintenance Depot

HS2 has revealed the design for the new high speed railway’s state-of-the-art maintenance hub, which will bring around 180 jobs to Calvert in Buckinghamshire. Taking...

Online summit for West Midlands businesses to find out how to grab HS2 contracts

West Midlands businesses are being urged to sign up to a special online summit this week to find out how they can benefit from...

HS2 announces start of construction on UK’s longest railway bridge

HS2 Ltd has said that work has begun on building the railway's first and longest viaduct, with the launch of a 700-tonne bridge-building machine. The...
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