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New Euston Station Designs
New Euston Station Designs

HS2 Ltd is gearing up to welcome the local community to a series of events to share details of the developing design for the new HS2 Euston station.

HS2 Uses Rail Freight To Take Extra 300,000 Truck Journeys Off Bucks Roads
HS2 Uses Rail Freight To Take Extra 300,000 Truck Journeys Off Bucks Roads

The first freight train arrived at HS2’s newest Bucks construction near Quainton hub this week.

TBMs Reach 4 Mile Point At HS2's Chiltern Tunnel
TBMs Reach 4 Mile Point At HS2's Chiltern Tunnel

On 10 October 2022, the first Tunnel Boring Machines excavating HS2’s longest tunnels have completed the first 4 miles of their drive - from the Chiltern tunnel’s south portal to the second ventilation shaft at Chalfont St Giles.

HS2 Completes First Tunnel Cross Passages
HS2 Completes First Tunnel Cross Passages

The construction of HS2’s longest tunnels stretching for 16 km under the Chilterns has begun a new phase with the start of work on 38 cross passages linking the northbound and southbound tunnels.

HS2 Uses F1 Technology To Accelerate Carbon Emissions Cut
HS2 Uses F1 Technology To Accelerate Carbon Emissions Cut

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.

HS2 Reveals Huge New Tunnel At Euston Station
HS2 Reveals Huge New Tunnel At Euston Station

HS2 Ltd continues to make progress at Euston, as work continues behind the hoardings to make way for Britain’s new high-speed railway.

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HS2 Historic First Tunnelling Breakthrough
HS2 Historic First Tunnelling Breakthrough

On 26 July 2022, HS2 Ltd celebrated the very first tunnelling breakthrough on Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

HS2 Celebrates One Million Tonnes Of Construction Material By Rail
HS2 Celebrates One Million Tonnes Of Construction Material By Rail

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.

Laing O’Rourke Wins HS2 Solihull Station Contract
Laing O’Rourke Wins HS2 Solihull Station Contract

On 11 June 2022, HS2 Ltd has announced that Laing O’Rourke Delivery Ltd will build HS2’s new Interchange Station in Solihull, at the heart of Britain’s new high speed rail network.

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Foundation Work Begins On HS2’s Wendover Dean Viaduct
Foundation Work Begins On HS2’s Wendover Dean Viaduct

In early July 2022, HS2 ground engineers have started work on the high speed rail project’s Wendover Dean Viaduct.

HS2 Conveyor Removes Over 30,000 Lorry Journeys From Warwickshire Roads
HS2 Conveyor Removes Over 30,000 Lorry Journeys From Warwickshire Roads

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.

HS2 Revealed First Design Images For Washwood Heath Depot
HS2 Revealed First Design Images For Washwood Heath Depot

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.

HS2 Revealed Giant Outdoor Factory And Training Academy In Warwickshire
HS2 Revealed Giant Outdoor Factory And Training Academy In Warwickshire

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.

Planning Permission Approval For HS2 Major Birmingham Viaducts
Planning Permission Approval For HS2 Major Birmingham Viaducts

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.

HS2 Starts Work On First ‘Green Tunnel’
HS2 Starts Work On First ‘Green Tunnel’

HS2 announced the start of construction at the site of its first innovative ‘green tunnel’, designed to blend the high speed railway into the landscape and reduce disruption for communities.