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HS2 acquires second site for Manchester’s new high speed railway station

HS2 has agreed on a deal to purchase a second development site on Square One, Travis Street, to make way for Manchester’s new high speed railway station.
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Base slab completed on HS2’s Victoria Road ancillary shaft

SCS JV (Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture) has made a major step in their work at the Victoria Road Site in Acton, completing the base slab construction of HS2's Victoria Road ancillary shaft.
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HS2 pledges support to CO2nstruct Zero 

Leading infrastructure company HS2 has signed up to support CO2nstruct Zero: the Construction Leadership Council’s carbon reduction campaign.
Chiltern Tunnel North Portal

HS2 unveils noise cancelling Chiltern Tunnel north portal design

HS2 has revealed the Chiltern Tunnel north portal designs, which is designed to be noise cancelling, to cut noise from trains entering and exiting the tunnel at speeds of up to 320km/h.
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Chorleywood Cricket Club secures £75k HS2 grant to build new clubhouse

Chorleywood Cricket Club, Hertfordshire, has secured a £75,000 HS2 grant to build a new clubhouse and training facility.
HS2 contractor

London HS2 contractor ends partnership with Russian oligarch

Strabag, HS2’s London tunnels contractor, announced that its core family shareholder has terminated their syndicate agreement in place with Rasperia Trading Ltd, which is owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
oxford railway station enabling works

Kier appointed by Network Rail for £65m Oxford railway station enabling...

Kier has been appointed by Network Rail to deliver the Oxford railway station enabling works, as part of the Oxford Corridor Phase 2 Project.
new euston station design

HS2 Ltd publish new Euston Station design plans

HS2 Ltd has published new Euston Station design plans for the new high-speed railway terminus station, which will feature 10 platforms, and can be built in a single-stage.
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[Video] HS2 starts work on UK’s longest rail bridge as London...

HS2 has started work on the first of 56 giant concrete piers that will support the UK’s longest rail bridge as it prepares to start tunnelling work in London.
freight trains

HS2 freight trains to help reduce construction carbon emissions

HS2 has confirmed its decision to transport more building materials via freight trains to construction sites near Aylesbury, which will take the equivalent of an extra 28,500 lorries off Buckinghamshire’s roads and save 9,680 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Crown Wharf Theatre refurbishment

£75,000 awarded by HS2 for Crown Wharf Theatre refurbishment  

HS2 has awarded the Crown Wharf Theatre in Stone £75,000 to help build a new auditorium and community space for the town.
new low carbon concrete

Tarmac trials new low carbon concrete solution with Align

Tarmac has trialled a new innovative low carbon concrete solution with Align, the joint venture delivering the Central 1 (C1) section of HS2 Phase One.
burton green tunnel

HS2 reveals plans for Burton Green Tunnel and Kenilworth Greenway

In response to community feedback HS2 unveils landscape and design plans for for Burton Green Tunnel and Kenilworth Greenway in Warwickshire.
procurement contract packages

Mace Dragados offers procurement contract packages worth £500m

HS2’s Euston station construction partner, Mace Dragados JV, is offering procurement contract packages worth over £500m to help deliver the new HS2 Euston station.
electric crawler cranes

First fully electric crawler cranes start work on HS2

HS2 has welcomed the UK's first fully electric crawler cranes to its construction sites as the project moves towards becoming diesel free.
UK's longest railway bridge

HS2 opens new factory as work begins on UK’s longest railway...

HS2 began production of 1,000 huge concrete segments this week as the construction effort intensifies on the UK's largest railway bridge.

New Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) facility opens

The UKCRIC Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) facility is a world-first and will alter the way we design and construct major infrastructure.
Trina Minchella

Ramboll hires new director of rail infrastructure and HS2 lead

Ramboll appoints Trina Minchella as director of rail infrastructure and Helena Turner to lead the High Speed 2 (HS2) account.
phase 2b western

Phase 2b Western leg of HS2 heads North

A Bill has been submitted to Parliament for the Phase 2b Western Leg of the high-speed zero carbon railway from Crewe to Manchester.
lifts and escalators

TK Elevator will deliver HS2 station lifts and escalators framework

HS2 Ltd will award framework to build around 300 state-of-the-art lifts and escalators for the four major new stations as part of HS2 to TK Elevator.
Virtual reality

Virtual reality systems to make HS2 the ‘most reliable’ railway  

Virtual reality and real time monitoring sensors installed in HS2’s infrastructure, will make Britain’s new high speed rail network one of the world’s ‘most reliable’ railways, HS2 claims.
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HS2 announces new zero carbon energy commitment

HS2 have announced that all trains will be powered by zero carbon energy from day one of operation, which will offer a cleaner alternative to long-distance car journeys and flights and support the government's climate target.
Roman trading settlement

HS2 archaeologists uncover Roman trading settlement

HS2 archaeologists have uncovered a wealthy Roman trading settlement near a village in South Northamptonshire.
hs2 green tunnel

HS2 reveals first look of ‘innovative’ green tunnel design

HS2 has revealed the first images of innovative ‘green tunnels’ that will be built across Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, which will blend the new HS2 rail line into the natural landscape.
Helen Samuels

EKFB announces changes to head up its senior leadership team

The Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB) JV has appointed Helen Samuels and Emmanuel Rossignol to head up its senior leadership team.
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HS2 begins search for 2022 graduate scheme candidates

HS2 has launched its 2022 graduate recruitment scheme, and is searching for 16 candidates to join its coveted two-year programme.