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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

HS2 Trials Electric Drilling Rig
HS2 Trials Electric Drilling Rig

The world’s first all-electric, high-capacity drilling rig is carrying out work on an HS2 construction site in Warwickshire.

AI And Driverless Car Technology Deployed To Develop HS2 Stations Of The Future
AI And Driverless Car Technology Deployed To Develop HS2 Stations Of The Future

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's Future Calvert Infrastructure Maintenance Depot
HS2's Future Calvert Infrastructure Maintenance Depot

HS2 revealed the design for the new high speed railway’s maintenance hub.

Construction Start Of UK’s Longest Railway Bridge
Construction Start Of UK’s Longest Railway Bridge

On 31 May 2022, HS2 announced the start of construction on the railway’s first and longest viaduct.

HS2 Reveals Dramatic Carbon Saving With Ambitious Modular Design For Thame Valley Viaduct
HS2 Reveals Dramatic Carbon Saving With Ambitious Modular Design For Thame Valley Viaduct

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 %.