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.
In a UK-first, an SME graduate of HS2’s Innovation Accelerator programme is harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and laser-based LiDAR sensors developed by the automotive industry to help design a stress-free passenger experience of the future.
HS2 revealed the design for the new high speed railway’s maintenance hub.
On 6 April 2022, HS2 revealed the final designs for the Thame Valley Viaduct and the pioneering pre-fabricated construction methods that will see the 880 m long structure slotted together like a giant Lego set, cutting its carbon footprint by an estimated 66 %.