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HS2 Railway

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HS2 Railway - Latest news, articles and photos

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 testing building piles that can suck heat out of the ground
HS2 testing building piles that can suck heat out of the ground

HS2 testing building piles that can suck heat out of the ground

A test is being carried out by an HS2 contractor that could see heat being extracted out of the ground to heat buildings and railway stations.

Jan
27
2022
First pier cast for HS2’s Colne Valley viaduct
First pier cast for HS2’s Colne Valley viaduct

First pier cast for HS2’s Colne Valley viaduct

Construction of what will be the UK's longest railway bridge has taken a step forward as the casting of the first of 56 concrete piers has been completed.

Dec
29
2021
HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in North-West London
HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in North-West London

HS2’s tunnel boring machines arrive in North-West London

Two giant tunnel boring machines have been delivered to a construction site in West Ruislip, where next year they will start drilling HS2 tunnels towards the HS2 station at Old Oak Common.

Dec
17
2021
HS2 signs £2 billion contract for fleet of high-speed trains
HS2 signs £2 billion contract for fleet of high-speed trains

HS2 signs £2 billion contract for fleet of high-speed trains

A contract worth £2 billion to build a fleet of 54 high-speed trains in the UK has been signed today by HS2.

Dec
09
2021
HS2 starts construction of the Old Oak Common station box
HS2 starts construction of the Old Oak Common station box

HS2 starts construction of the Old Oak Common station box

Construction work has started on the large subterranean concrete box that will eventually house the HS2 platforms at the new Old Oak Common station.

Nov
23
2021
Inside HS2’s huge Euston construction site
Inside HS2’s huge Euston construction site

Inside HS2’s huge Euston construction site

In about a decade, the first HS2 train will arrive at London Euston station, and right now a huge construction site is preparing for that moment, with a chance last week to go and see what is happening.

Oct
26
2021
HS2 to cut London Euston station to ten platforms
HS2 to cut London Euston station to ten platforms

HS2 to cut London Euston station to ten platforms

Plans for HS2's station at Euston to be built in two stages and to have 11 platforms have been changed by the government to a slightly smaller station with ten platforms, to be built in one single phase.

Oct
20
2021
HS2 cost uncertainties continue to worry MPs
HS2 cost uncertainties continue to worry MPs

HS2 cost uncertainties continue to worry MPs

A report by a Parliamentary committee has found that while HS2 has improved its performance, there are still concerns about costs and how the project's benefits will be fully realised.

Sep
22
2021
HS2 opens its North London railway hub
HS2 opens its North London railway hub

HS2 opens its North London railway hub

A former cargo freight site in northwest London has been taken over by HS2 to be used for moving muck out and concrete in for the construction of the railway tunnels and the new station at Old Oak Common.

Sep
21
2021
HS2 shows off revised plans for Camden ventilation shaft
HS2 shows off revised plans for Camden ventilation shaft

HS2 shows off revised plans for Camden ventilation shaft

Revised plans for HS2's headhouse building in Camden have been published ahead of a series of public consultations on the design.

Sep
07
2021
Call to help digitise Euston’s burial records
Call to help digitise Euston’s burial records

Call to help digitise Euston’s burial records

Archaeologists are looking for volunteers to help record nearly 58,000 burial records related to the recently excavated St James’s Burial Ground in Euston.

Aug
24
2021
HS2 tunnel segments to be built in Kent
HS2 tunnel segments to be built in Kent

HS2 tunnel segments to be built in Kent

The concrete tunnel lining segments that will form the HS2 tunnel between Euston and Ruislip are to come from a factory next to the River Medway in Kent.

Aug
13
2021
HS2 to use 3D printing at Euston station tunnels
HS2 to use 3D printing at Euston station tunnels

HS2 to use 3D printing at Euston station tunnels

The contractor building the tunnels approaching Euston for HS2 is using 3D-printing for some of its concrete structures, in the UK's first live deployment of the technology.

Aug
10
2021
Call for a rethink of HS2’s Euston station plans
Call for a rethink of HS2’s Euston station plans

Call for a rethink of HS2’s Euston station plans

The Prime Minister has been urged not to agree to suggestions that the HS2 station at Euston could be scaled back in order to cut costs in the short term.

Aug
09
2021
HS2 rail show coming to three locations in London
HS2 rail show coming to three locations in London

HS2 rail show coming to three locations in London

A series of one-day exhibitions will pop up across London over the next few months to show what HS2 is all about and answer questions from the public and potential suppliers.

Jul
28
2021
Photos from the HS2 tunnel site in northwest London
Photos from the HS2 tunnel site in northwest London

Photos from the HS2 tunnel site in northwest London

Just inside the M25 near Rickmansworth is a huge construction site - the southern portal site for the HS2 railway.

Jul
20
2021
Rare hoard of iron age coins discovered in West London
Rare hoard of iron age coins discovered in West London

Rare hoard of iron age coins discovered in West London

A heavy thunderstorm over West London late last August lead to the unexpected discovery of a rare collection of iron-age coins, and one of the largest such finds of its type in the UK.

Jul
16
2021
Plans shown off for parks around Old Oak Common’s HS2 station
Plans shown off for parks around Old Oak Common’s HS2 station

Plans shown off for parks around Old Oak Common’s HS2 station

Two large parks are being planned to go around HS2's station at Old Oak Common, with initial plans now open for consultation.

Jul
10
2021
HS2 launches its second TBM under the M25 motorway
HS2 launches its second TBM under the M25 motorway

HS2 launches its second TBM under the M25 motorway

The second of two tunnel boring machines has been launched from just inside the M25 to dig tunnels for HS2 under the Chilterns.

Jul
06
2021
HS2 tunnel spoil to fill in a Cambridgeshire open-pit mine
HS2 tunnel spoil to fill in a Cambridgeshire open-pit mine

HS2 tunnel spoil to fill in a Cambridgeshire open-pit mine

A former brickworks and cement open-pit mine just outside Cambridge is to be filled in with spoil from HS2 tunnels at Old Oak Common.

Jul
02
2021
Disruptions to Euston station during July and August
Disruptions to Euston station during July and August

Disruptions to Euston station during July and August

Network Rail is warning of travel disruption as a number of lines into Euston station will be taken out of service to enable the new HS2 terminus to be built.

Jun
28
2021
HS2’s Old Oak Common station gets formal start
HS2’s Old Oak Common station gets formal start

HS2’s Old Oak Common station gets formal start

HS2's huge hub station at Old Oak Common has received formal approval for the permanent construction work to start.

Jun
23
2021
Tickets Alert: Public tours of an HS2 archaeology site
Tickets Alert: Public tours of an HS2 archaeology site

Tickets Alert: Public tours of an HS2 archaeology site

It's a bit outside London, but there's a chance to visit a live archaeology site that's currently excavating a churchyard filled with around 3,000 dead people.

May
16
2021
HS2 starts tunnelling in northwest London
HS2 starts tunnelling in northwest London

HS2 starts tunnelling in northwest London

Just inside the M25 in northwest London, HS2 has powered up its first tunnel boring machine, which will head northwards under the Chilterns.

May
13
2021