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100th Train At HS2 Bucks Construction Site
100th Train At HS2 Bucks Construction Site

On 12 March 2021, the 100th freight train arrived at HS2’s main construction site at Calvert in Buckinghamshire.

HS2 Casts First Of 112,000 Chiltern Tunnel Wall Segments Ahead Of TBM Launch
HS2 Casts First Of 112,000 Chiltern Tunnel Wall Segments Ahead Of TBM Launch

Latest milestone in the countdown to the launch of HS2’s first tunnelling machines - Florence and Cecilia.

River Diversion In Warwickshire Avoided As A Result Of HS2 Design Refinements
River Diversion In Warwickshire Avoided As A Result Of HS2 Design Refinements

HS2 has revealed revised designs of the railway in the Canley Brook area near Kenilworth in Warwickshire which will significantly reduce environmental impacts and avoid a major realignment of a local river, preserving the home of protected wildlife such as otters and bats.

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HS2 Begins Work On UK’s Longest Rail Viaduct
HS2 Begins Work On UK’s Longest Rail Viaduct

HS2 began work on the UK’s longest railway bridge, with an expert team of ground engineers sinking the first of almost 300 piles that will form the foundations for the Colne Valley Viaduct.

New HS2 Pilot Project Swaps Steel For Retired Wind Turbine Blades To Reinforce Concrete
New HS2 Pilot Project Swaps Steel For Retired Wind Turbine Blades To Reinforce Concrete

Worn-out wind turbine blades destined for the incinerator will instead be used to create carbon-friendly reinforced concrete on Britain’s new high speed rail network, HS2.

HS2 Launches Contract Race For Engineering Management System
HS2 Launches Contract Race For Engineering Management System

On 8 March 2021, HS2 began the search for a specialist contractor to deliver the high-tech monitoring systems that will enable remote supervisory control of railway assets and systems by key operational personnel.

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HS2’s Plans For Chalk Grassland On The Edge Of The Chilterns
HS2’s Plans For Chalk Grassland On The Edge Of The Chilterns

The plans represent the biggest single landscape and habitat creation project within HS2’s Green Corridor programme.

HS2 Construction Site For Launch Of Tunnel Boring Machine Prepared
HS2 Construction Site For Launch Of Tunnel Boring Machine Prepared

Midlands-based construction firm, Collins Earthworks, has completed excavating the north portal site of Long Itchington Wood Tunnel, ready for the launch of the tunnel boring machine that will dig under the ancient woodland in Warwickshire.

HS2 Seeks Contractor To Build Washwood Heath Depot
HS2 Seeks Contractor To Build Washwood Heath Depot

On 17 February 2021, HS2 Ltd began the search for a specialist contractor to build the high speed rail project’s central control centre and maintenance depot.

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Euston Tunnel Headhouse In Victorian-Inspired Brickwork
Euston Tunnel Headhouse In Victorian-Inspired Brickwork

On 16 February 2021, HS2 revealed the final design for the headhouse that will provide emergency access to the new high speed railway’s tunnels as they approach Euston station.

HS2’s Chilterns ‘Barn Design’ Vent Shaft Gains Planning Approval
HS2’s Chilterns ‘Barn Design’ Vent Shaft Gains Planning Approval

The first of five headhouses that will provide ventilation and emergency access to HS2’s 16 km long Chiltern tunnel has gained planning approval from Buckinghamshire Council.

HS2 Set To Start Permanent Construction Of Victoria Road Crossover Box
HS2 Set To Start Permanent Construction Of Victoria Road Crossover Box

HS2 have completed sheet piling work by contractors Skanska Costain STRABAG Railways Joint Venture (SCS Railways) in Acton, West London, to enable the construction of the Victoria Road Crossover Box.  

Agreement Reached To Integrate Old Curzon Street Station Into New HS2 Terminus
Agreement Reached To Integrate Old Curzon Street Station Into New HS2 Terminus

On 4 January 2021, HS2 has received the go-ahead from Birmingham City Council to begin the transformative refurbishment of the Old Curzon Street Station.

First Freight Train Has Arrived At HS2’s Site In Buckinghamshire
First Freight Train Has Arrived At HS2’s Site In Buckinghamshire

On 18 December 2020, the first freight train has arrived at HS2’s main construction compound in Buckinghamshire, as work continues to prepare for the start of construction across the central section of Britain’s new high-speed railway.

HS2’s First TBMs Arrived In The UK
HS2’s First TBMs Arrived In The UK

On 8 December 2020, HS2’s first two Tunnel Boring Machines have arrived in the UK and will be ready to start work on the UK’s largest infrastructure project early next year.

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