HS2: progress in 2020 – and going underground for 2021

The company behind Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, building the high speed rail project in England, has celebrated the first year of construction. HS2 Limited has graphically outlined of the scale of the works now underway. With 240 sites active along the 100-mile route between London and the West Midlands (160km), HS2 now claims over 13,000 directly-employed jobs, with tens of thousands more in the supply chain. HS2 continues to promote its benefits to rail freight by freeing capacity on the network for more services.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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