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HS2 revealed the final designs for the North Portal of the Chiltern Tunnel - the last of seven key structures for the high speed rail project’s longest tunnels.
On 15 February 2023 HS2 confirmed that traditional Warwickshire ‘ironstone’ will be used to clad the piers supporting the high speed railway’s new Oxford Canal Viaduct as a nod to the canal’s architectural heritage after engaging with the local community.
HS2’s plans for the Balsall Common Viaduct in Warwickshire, recently submitted to Solihull Council, incorporate local feedback focussing on environmental sustainability, landscape integration, visual connectivity and public access.
The last of 292 concrete piles that will form the foundations for the UK’s longest railway bridge were installed this week at the site of HS2’s Colne Valley Viaduct.
HS2 has revealed images of a big construction milestone in Birmingham city centre, with the completion of the first giant V-shaped pier for the 300 m long viaduct that will bring high speed trains into the new Curzon Street Station.
HS2 Ltd has revealed designs for the 150-metre section of viaduct as part of the approach to Birmingham’s new Curzon Street Station, including a 25-metre-high truss which will create a new icon on the city’s skyline.
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.
The first freight train arrived at HS2’s newest Bucks construction near Quainton hub this week.
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.
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.
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 Ltd continues to make progress at Euston, as work continues behind the hoardings to make way for Britain’s new high-speed railway.
On 26 July 2022, HS2 Ltd celebrated the very first tunnelling breakthrough on Europe’s largest infrastructure project.
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.
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.