Hs2 News

Construction contracts awarded for HS2 in UK

Construction contracts awarded for HS2 in UK

17 July 2017 Rail News

The winners of the major construction contracts for Britain’s new HS2 railway have been announced, with the government claiming the £6.6 billion in deals will support 16,000 jobs across the country.

Government unveils plan for HS2 route north of Birmingham

Government unveils plan for HS2 route north of Birmingham

15 November 2016 Rail News

UK transport secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed the majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds. The government hopes new HS2 trains will carry over 300,000 people a day and triple the number of seats available out of Euston at peak hours.

Plans for potential High Speed 3 mooted in UK

Plans for potential High Speed 3 mooted in UK

27 October 2014 Rail News

Plans for a potential High Speed 3 rail link in the north of England have been mooted, before work on the already controversial HS2 has begun. A report from the boss of the HS2 scheme, Sir David Higgins, released earlier has said better rail links in northern England were “desirable” and “possible” after being asked to look at ways of maximising the benefits of HS2.

HS2 benefits to extend across UK rail network

HS2 benefits to extend across UK rail network

8 August 2013 Press Release Rail News

Over 100 towns and cities on Britain’s existing railway lines could benefit from quicker, more frequent journeys and better connections when HS2 phase two is complete, according to a new report published today by Network Rail.

UK high speed rail link close to approval

8 January 2012 Rail News

A new £32bn high speed rail line between London and Birmingham is a step closer to becoming a reality after a Network Rail report has found that alternative options would not be able to generate the capacity neeeded, according to reports.