Topic: HS2

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

Ancient artefact found at HS2 works

Just north of London, an early Roman and extremely rare wooden carved figure has been discovered during work on Britain’s HS2 high-speed rail project. The find, at a site in Twyford, Buckinghamshire, is so significant...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

London in terminal incline with new facilities

An infrastructure and construction boom is fuelling the London economy, with subsequent benefits for the rail freight industry. Three new bulk handling facilities are all set to join the roster of terminals located within the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 goes to Glasgow … virtually

Britain’s high-speed rail project is making a renewed effort to emphasise its environmental credentials. They will make an appearance at COP26 in Glasgow. Well, a virtual appearance – which is actually quite environmentally aware of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

All action at HS2 Willesden West London

High Speed 2 Limited, the company delivering Britain’s HS2 project, has had a busy, freight-related time at their West London logistics hub. With the company eager to promote its environmental, capacity and freight benefits, it...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton