The first freight train arrived at HS2’s newest Bucks construction near Quainton hub this week.
The company behind Britain’s new high speed rail network is trialling technology developed for Formula 1 motorsport to dramatically cut fuel consumption, carbon emissions and improve air quality at one of its London construction sites.
On 12 July 2022, HS2 confirmed that more than a million tonnes of construction material have been delivered by rail to the high speed rail’s work sites across Buckinghamshire, taking the equivalent of 100,096 HGV journeys off local roads.
In early July 2022, HS2 ground engineers have started work on the high speed rail project’s Wendover Dean Viaduct.
A new conveyor has started operating on HS2’s Long Itchington Wood Tunnel site in Warwickshire to take over 750,000 tonnes of excavated material over the Grand Union Canal where it will be reused in other locations of the route.
On 24 June 2022, the first design images have been revealed of Washwood Heath Depot, HS2’s maintenance facility and main control centre for the whole HS2 network.
On 23 June 2022, HS2’s civils partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), has opened the doors to its giant construction compound in Kingsbury, Warwickshire and revealed the scale of works underway ready to build one of the most complex sections of the HS2 route - the Delta Junction.
On 20 June 2022, HS2 Ltd. has been granted planning permission by Birmingham City Council for two viaducts which will take the new high speed railway into Curzon Street Station in the city centre.