Topic: HS2

New mixed-use line proposed for Scotland-England

UK’s influential High Speed Rail Group proposes a significant new-build line between England and Scotland to complement the east and west coast main lines and solve capacity issues. The group, representing member organisations from across...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

High speed seeks high-tech and your vote

The UK’s second dedicated high-speed railway HS2 is seeking contractors for a massive signalling contract to manage operations on what is planned to be the busiest purpose built line in the world. However, a parliamentary...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Felixstowe Port. Photo: Network Rail

UK freight growth on the horizon

Members of the influential Rail Freight Group believe that recovery for the sector is on the horizon and could lead the way for the British economy. That optimism, together with long term growth, is up...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Is HS2 jeopardised by coronavirus?

A court case on environmental grounds has been dismissed but fresh a fresh challenge has arisen to the viability of the HS2 project. Doubts over future demand could negate the need for a new railway line...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Rubbish by rail wastes no time restarting

GB Railfreight has started moving construction waste generated by several major projects around London. The flows run from a dedicated terminal to a Home Counties landfill, taking around 60 trucks off the roads every day. If...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 costs into twelve figures claims report

A leaked draft of a forthcoming review says the cost of Britain’s HS2 – the rail project connecting London, Birmingham and the North of England – has reached over 100bn pounds Sterling (117bn euro ), and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 is logical, says logistics sector

A scathing report on the sky-rocketing costs of Britain’s London to Birmingham and northwards high-speed rail project has drawn an equally high-speed reaction from the freight logistics sector, and support and criticism in equal measure...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard