Topic: HS2

Freight to benefit from engineering works

The UK West Coast Main Line, the busiest mixed-traffic route in Europe, will see the most extensive programme of engineering works this weekend. The Late May Bank Holiday is traditionally a busy time for operations....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

New terminals planned in England and Scotland

New freight terminals planned for Scotland and England have had mixed responses from the neighbours. In central Scotland a new proposal occupying part of a former steel works has met fierce opposition from local residents....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 celebrates 100 Buckinghamshire trains

The high-speed rail project, HS2, has celebrated bringing in the one-hundredth train to its Buckinghamshire contraction site in the south east of England. The company says the milestone operations has already taken the equivalent of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Devon development is opportunity for freight and HS2

A mothballed quarry, potentially supplying the HS2 project, could be the surprise beneficiary of a development promoted by the UK government to reverse an overzealous rationalisation programme of the 1960s and 1970s. Forthcoming reinstatement of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

High Speed Rail: mixed messages worldwide

While Britain forges ahead with its HS2 high speed rail project, there are mixed messages from around the globe. While some national and international projects are being fast-tracked, others are hitting the buffers. Somewhat surprisingly,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Curzon Street HS2 showpiece for Birmingham terminal

Birmingham’s historic Curzon Street Station will be integrated into the city’s new HS2 terminus. A deal has been struck to save the world’s oldest surviving monumental railway architecture. The building will be preserved and incorporated...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 accredited green by British Standards Institute

HS2 has an extensive carbon management programme in place, and now it has been recognised with a globally recognised accreditation. The builders behind Britain’s new high-speed railway have been awarded the PAS 2080 global accreditation,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Bridge works begin on key UK freight route

Network Rail, the UK infrastructure agency, is beginning a programme of works on the 144-year-old Ribblehead Viaduct, the key link on the Settle-Carlisle Line. The huge viaduct carries freight and passenger traffic through the north...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

London’s Tilbury Port in HS2 promotion

The huge high-speed rail project in the UK, the London and Birmingham HS2 line, will enable growth in rail freight usage at UK ports. This is according to a new promotion by the rail developers,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton