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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.

First photo of HS2 tunnel boring machines
First photo of HS2 tunnel boring machines

First photo of HS2 tunnel boring machines

HS2 has released the first picture of one the two TBMs that will spend around three years digging the longest and deepest HS2 tunnels – from just inside the M25 to South Heath in Buckinghamshire.

Jun
04
2020
Old Oak Common’s “super-hub” station for HS2 approved
Old Oak Common’s “super-hub” station for HS2 approved

Old Oak Common’s “super-hub” station for HS2 approved

The huge new station that will link HS2 with the Elizabeth line and mainline rail services at Old Oak Common has received official planning approval.

May
20
2020
HS2 project management criticized by Parliament committee
HS2 project management criticized by Parliament committee

HS2 project management criticized by Parliament committee

A report by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee has criticized the management of HS2 over how it is handling the huge project and warned that it is already "badly off course".

May
17
2020

Your chance to name a train, or a HS2 tunnel boring machine

You wait for ages to name something then two opportunities come along at once - a train and a TBM.

May
15
2020
A new London Underground entrance for Euston Station
A new London Underground entrance for Euston Station

A new London Underground entrance for Euston Station

One of the many things that HS2 will deliver to Euston is a new London Underground entrance in a much needed location - south of the Euston Road.

May
05
2020
HS2’s contracts awarded – includes £3.3 billion London tunnels
HS2’s contracts awarded – includes £3.3 billion London tunnels

HS2’s contracts awarded – includes £3.3 billion London tunnels

Contracts worth nearly £3.3 billion have been awarded to build the tunnels from Euston to Old Oak Common for the HS2 railway.

Apr
15
2020
Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common
Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common

Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common

Images of what will eventually be one of the best-interconnected railway hubs in South-East England have been released.

Feb
20
2020
HS2 costs rise, reports delayed, but what’s the alternative?
HS2 costs rise, reports delayed, but what’s the alternative?

HS2 costs rise, reports delayed, but what’s the alternative?

A leaked report has suggested that the embattled HS2 railway project could see costs rise even further to £106 billion - from the £88 billion expected last year.

Jan
20
2020
Help design HS2’s railway bits
Help design HS2’s railway bits

Help design HS2’s railway bits

All railways have big attention grabbing stations and trains, but the bulk of the railway is, well, the railway itself, and now HS2 wants your opinions on what it should look like.

Jan
09
2020

The misguided environmental protests against HS2

A very wrong-headed campaign has been set-up that claims that railways are bad for the environment.

Dec
31
2019
HS2 triggers the final voyage for Australia explorer
HS2 triggers the final voyage for Australia explorer

HS2 triggers the final voyage for Australia explorer

The remains of an explorer discovered during the clearance preparations for HS2 at Euston is to be reburied in his home town.

Oct
17
2019
More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed
More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed

More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed

A submission into the HS2 review has found that over 50 stations that are not part of the HS2 network will be able to offer more train services once HS2 is built.

Oct
02
2019
Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station
Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station

Taking a look at HS2’s huge Old Oak Common station

Just outside Paddington is a vast building site - turning a run-down industrial area and old railway depot into a major HS2 railway station.

Aug
20
2019
Giant “sugar cube” to house London Underground ventilation systems
Giant “sugar cube” to house London Underground ventilation systems

Giant “sugar cube” to house London Underground ventilation systems

Hidden away on side streets in Euston, will soon be a giant glazed cube that'll housing ventilation systems for the Northern line.

Aug
15
2019
HS2 railway to get a driverless shuttle service
HS2 railway to get a driverless shuttle service

HS2 railway to get a driverless shuttle service

A spur railway off the HS2 line at Birmingham could use a driverless automated train to provide a link between the mainline railway and the airport.

Jul
23
2019
Heat from HS2 tunnels could provide energy to new homes
Heat from HS2 tunnels could provide energy to new homes

Heat from HS2 tunnels could provide energy to new homes

The heat from train tunnels at Old Oak Common could be used to heat water and power central heating of up to 500 new homes that are to be built near to the HS2 station.

Mar
22
2019
First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off
First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off

First images of HS2’s Old Oak Common station shown off

The design for what will be one of the UK's largest railway hubs has been shown off for public comment.

Feb
11
2019
Remains of Cpt. Matthew Flinders, Australia explorer discovered behind Euston Station
Remains of Cpt. Matthew Flinders, Australia explorer discovered behind Euston Station

Remains of Cpt. Matthew Flinders, Australia explorer discovered behind Euston Station

For a long time, there was an urban myth that Cpt. Flinders was buried under platform 15 at Euston station. Now they know the real location of his real burial place.

Jan
25
2019
London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston
London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston

London Underground building a glazed cube at Euston

A rather tired old office block is to be replaced with a large glazed cube which will be disguising a new ventilation shaft for the Northern line tunnels at Euston.

Jan
20
2019
Two new London Overground stations planned for West London
Two new London Overground stations planned for West London

Two new London Overground stations planned for West London

The details for two new stations for the London Overground have been announced, with each of them serving separate branches south of Willesden Junction.

Oct
17
2017
Why it will take 80 dead goats to build the HS2 Railway
Why it will take 80 dead goats to build the HS2 Railway

Why it will take 80 dead goats to build the HS2 Railway

If, or when the High Speed 2 railway is constructed, it will require roughly 6,000 dead goats.

Jan
01
2014