Latest milestone in the countdown to the launch of HS2’s first tunnelling machines - Florence and Cecilia.
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.
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.
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.
The plans represent the biggest single landscape and habitat creation project within HS2’s Green Corridor programme.
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.
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.
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.
Plasser & Theurer developed the ATMO (Automatic Track Machine Oscillator), the world’s first rail grinding machine for light rail and trams, which combines two working methods: conventional whetstone grinding with oscillating grinding.
On 10 February 2020, at TVZ a presentation of a robotic measuring device for the determination of defects in welded joints based on the operation of a neural network took place.