Topic: HS2

portrait of HS2 CEO Mark Thurston in front of a TBM

HS2 freight tracks laid in west London

Work has begun to lay freight tracks at West Ruislip, in the northwest of London, as HS2 moves into the peak of construction. The sidings are supporting the construction of the high-speed railway between London...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Artist's impression of Curzon Viaduct in Birmingham for HS2, with Birmingham city centre in background

HS2 begins work on Birmingham Curzon Viaduct

The company building Britain’s high-speed railway project, HS2 Limited, has revealed designs for the viaduct that will span the 150-metre section on final approach to Birmingham’s new Curzon Street Station. The bridge design features a...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK’s high-speed railway says truck off, Bucks!

Britain’s high-speed railway project has engaged with rail freight to move 300,000 truck journeys off the rural roads of Buckinghamshire roads. The first of approximately 1,800 freight trains has been received at the new HS2...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2: Another week, another tunnel

HS2 Limited, the company building the high-speed railway between London and Birmingham, has launched the next phase of tunnelling on the enormous infrastructure project. The first of six tunnel boring machines that will dig over...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 and the extent of historic legal decision

Britain’s vast HS2 high-speed rail project has been the subject of constant controversy and protest. However, the company formed to build the express railway, initially between London and Birmingham, has won a landmark legal battle...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

High-speed line to London taking shape

If anyone remains sceptical, and still has lingering doubts that the high-speed railway line between Birmingham and London will go ahead, they need only visit the southern end of the borough of Camden. There, for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK August renewals programme benefits freight

Tracks and signalling around Ely will be among the long list of renewals and improvements scheduled from the end of this week in the Great Britain. The traditional late August Bank Holiday (public holiday) weekend...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 project reaches a megaton milestone

HS2, the UK’s high-speed rail project, is celebrating a rail freight milestone. The company formed to build the railway says it has delivered a million tonnes of materials by rail. That, says HS2 Limited, has...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Will the UK Integrated Rail Plan be delivered?

Questions have been asked about the UK Government’s intentions to deliver the wide-ranging projects in the Integrated Rail Plan for the North. The recently published document outlines plans for rail connectivity in the North of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

The next stop for HS2 will be Manchester

Britain’s HS2 high-speed rail project will be debated in parliament shortly. The Bill (the parliamentary proposal for debate) has been laid before the House of Commons, the start of the official procedure for finalising the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Network Rail animation plays party line

The UK government infrastructure agency Network Rail has not quite renounced its passengers’ first strapline, but a new video short promotes freight and lays the tracks for changes to come. The video extols the virtues...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton