Topic: HS2

A party of about twenty people at Tunstead Quarry pose in front of several freight locomotives

Ten million tons moved by rail HS2 and counting

The high-speed rail project HS2 reached the important milestone of moving ten million tonnes of construction materials by rail. The accomplishment is particularly important considering the project reached its target way ahead of its time,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Freight train speeds through a station at night

Moving UK’s logistics market to high-speed rail

There was added impetus to this week’s conference of stakeholders in Britain’s high-speed rail industry. There was much talk of the recent revelations that the London to Birmingham HS2 high-speed railway project would be subject...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Train being loaded with construction spoil on the HS2 project site

High Speed Two or Low Speed One for freight?

The upcoming review of Britain’s high-speed railway project could provide unexpected benefits for rail freight. The massive project to build a new line between London and Birmingham is to come under scrutiny again, as costs...Read more
|3 comments|author: Simon Walton
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