HS2 - High Speed Rail 2

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  • "Delivery of phase 2B of the project has been awarded to Bechtel."

    MPs challenge High Speed 2 chairman

    Firms bidding for future work on High Speed 2 will be subject to greater levels of scrutiny

  • "High Speed 2 will also help to better integrate other parts of the UK’s transport network."

    Royal Assent granted for High Speed 2

    Transport infrastructure champions have reacted positively to the news that phase one of High Speed 2 has received Royal Assent.

  • Chris Richards discusses HS2

    IET Video: HS2: what are the facts?

    Depending on whom you ask, HS2 is a colossal waste of taxpayers’ cash, or a brilliant way to kick-start economic growth; an unnecessary half-measure to cut emissions or our best hope of the UK meeting our climate change targets. Few transport issues provoke quite such a strong response from the public.

  • "Works will cover archaeological investigations, site clearance and setting up construction compounds"

    High Speed 2 contracts announced

    Three works contracts to build the first phase of the High Speed 2 railway between London and Birmingham have been announced by the government.


Infographic: HS2, more than a railway

Infographic: HS2, more than a railway

An infographic showcasing the economic benefits of the HS2 north-south new rail link project.

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