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HS2 Railway

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The high-speed railway linking London to Birmingham and the north will take intercity trains off the existing railway, freeing that up for a massive increase in local, regional and commuter services.

HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London
HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London

HS2 archaeology exhibition opens in central London

The clearance of the burial site for Euston's new HS2 railway station is the topic of a new exhibition that's opened in Piccadilly.

Mar
21
2023
HS2 railway faces more delays as government reviews the project
HS2 railway faces more delays as government reviews the project

HS2 railway faces more delays as government reviews the project

The government has cast more doubt on the full plans for the HS2 railway, announcing delays to the existing planned railway and rethinking further extensions.

Mar
09
2023
HS2’s London tunnel boring machines reach Amersham
HS2’s London tunnel boring machines reach Amersham

HS2’s London tunnel boring machines reach Amersham

HS2's two tunnel boring machines heading northwards out of London have now reached Amersham, passing 5 and a half miles of their 10 mile drive under the Chilterns.

Mar
07
2023
HS2 could be delayed by another four years
HS2 could be delayed by another four years

HS2 could be delayed by another four years

The completion of the High Speed 2 railway could be delayed again as the government carries out a cost-cutting exercise.

Feb
07
2023
HS2’s longest railway tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns
HS2’s longest railway tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns

HS2’s longest railway tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns

The two tunnel boring machines that set off from just inside the M25 to dig two HS2 railway tunnels have reached the halfway mark in their progress northwards.

Feb
06
2023
Final piles installed for west London’s new HS2 railway bridge
Final piles installed for west London’s new HS2 railway bridge

Final piles installed for west London’s new HS2 railway bridge

What will become the UK's longest railway bridge is currently being built in west London, and they've reached a milestone of completing the nearly 300 piles that will be needed to hold it up.

Jan
31
2023
Will HS2 be cut back from central London?
Will HS2 be cut back from central London?

Will HS2 be cut back from central London?

There are reports this morning that the High Speed 2 railway may be cut back and the central London terminus at Euston cancelled, or at best, seriously delayed.

Jan
27
2023
See inside HS2’s new Old Oak Common railway station
See inside HS2’s new Old Oak Common railway station

See inside HS2’s new Old Oak Common railway station

One of London's largest construction sites can be found at Old Oak Common in west London, where a huge new railway station is being built.

Jan
26
2023
HS2 showing off new plans for London Euston station
HS2 showing off new plans for London Euston station

HS2 showing off new plans for London Euston station

HS2 has shown off revised plans for Euston station, with a public consultation opening this week.

Nov
29
2022
HS2 opens a giant conveyor belt in West London
HS2 opens a giant conveyor belt in West London

HS2 opens a giant conveyor belt in West London

What does a company do when it has three large construction sites in an urban area that need to move material around without clogging up the roads?

Nov
23
2022
A second HS2 tunnel boring machine starts digging under London
A second HS2 tunnel boring machine starts digging under London

A second HS2 tunnel boring machine starts digging under London

The second of two huge tunnel boring machines has started digging the HS2 tunnels that'll run under west London

Nov
01
2022
UK’s largest ever pour of low-carbon concrete at HS2’s Euston station site
UK’s largest ever pour of low-carbon concrete at HS2’s Euston station site

UK’s largest ever pour of low-carbon concrete at HS2’s Euston station site

A foundation slab has been poured for HS2's new Euston station using a type of concrete that emits far less CO2 than normal construction grade concretes.

Oct
25
2022
HS2 starts digging 26 miles of tunnel under London
HS2 starts digging 26 miles of tunnel under London

HS2 starts digging 26 miles of tunnel under London

The first of four tunnel boring machines have started digging HS2's railway tunnels that will run under London from Euston to Ruislip.

Oct
06
2022
HS2 to relocate residents away from Euston building sites
HS2 to relocate residents away from Euston building sites

HS2 to relocate residents away from Euston building sites

People living in three blocks of flats overlooking the huge HS2 building site at Euston are to be offered new homes away from the construction disruption.

Oct
03
2022
West London’s HS2 construction site reaches landscape restoration milestone
West London’s HS2 construction site reaches landscape restoration milestone

West London’s HS2 construction site reaches landscape restoration milestone

Work to turn a large HS2 railway construction site next to the M25 motorway into a large chalk stream wildlife haven has reached a milestone, with the millionth cubic metre of chalk laid out around the south portal of the Chiltern tunnel.

Sep
14
2022
New archaeology trail around HS2’s Ruislip building site
New archaeology trail around HS2’s Ruislip building site

New archaeology trail around HS2’s Ruislip building site

Archaeological works taking place on West Ruislip Golf Course where HS2 is preparing its tunnel boring machines have revealed over 45,000 years of history, and there's now a walking trail to show off what's been found and where.

Aug
31
2022
See HS2’s new tunnel being dug under Euston station
See HS2’s new tunnel being dug under Euston station

See HS2’s new tunnel being dug under Euston station

A large new tunnel is being dug underneath Euston station, by HS2, but not for HS2 - it's for London Underground.

Aug
02
2022
HS2 to improve mobile phone coverage along the railway
HS2 to improve mobile phone coverage along the railway

HS2 to improve mobile phone coverage along the railway

When HS2 trains first carry passengers, there won't be a need for people to manually log on to a WiFi service, as they're boosting the mobile phone coverage along the tracks.

Jun
21
2022
Improved links between HS1 and HS2 railways could reduce air travel
Improved links between HS1 and HS2 railways could reduce air travel

Improved links between HS1 and HS2 railways could reduce air travel

A report by a high-speed rail lobby group is calling for improved links between HS1 and HS2 in London to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains.

Jun
08
2022
HS2 starts construction of the UK’s longest railway bridge
HS2 starts construction of the UK’s longest railway bridge

HS2 starts construction of the UK’s longest railway bridge

A giant bridge building machine has started building a giant bridge for HS2 just inside the M25 in west London.

Jun
05
2022
Behind the scenes at HS2’s gigantic Colne Valley viaduct factory
Behind the scenes at HS2’s gigantic Colne Valley viaduct factory

Behind the scenes at HS2’s gigantic Colne Valley viaduct factory

Just inside the M25 motorway in northwest London is a huge worksite for the HS2 railway, building two tunnels heading north, but also the viaduct bridge that will span the Colne Valley as the railway heads towards London.

Mar
23
2022
HS2’s tunnelling machines reach Chalfont St Peter ventilation shaft
HS2’s tunnelling machines reach Chalfont St Peter ventilation shaft

HS2’s tunnelling machines reach Chalfont St Peter ventilation shaft

The two giant tunnel boring machines that set off just inside the M25 last summer heading north out of London have completed the first stage of their tunnelling, having reached the ventilation shaft close to Amersham.

Mar
22
2022
HS2 shows off London Euston station designs
HS2 shows off London Euston station designs

HS2 shows off London Euston station designs

Revised designs for HS2's station at London Euston have been shown off, replacing the curved arch roof with an angular design and adding more information about how the station will integrate with the local area.

Mar
09
2022
Construction of HS2’s Colne Valley viaduct segments has started
Construction of HS2’s Colne Valley viaduct segments has started

Construction of HS2’s Colne Valley viaduct segments has started

Work on the UK’s longest railway bridge ramped up earlier this week as HS2 began production of the first of 1,000 huge concrete segments that will eventually be used to form the deck of the Colne Valley railway viaduct.

Feb
10
2022