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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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The misguided environmental protests against HS2

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Funding for homes and a new railway station in North London

Two major new housing communities will be built in London alongside new railway stations, the government has announced.

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.

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.