Cheshire East Council seeks ‘fair and equitable deal’ following HS2 Phase 2 scrapping

Cheshire East Council is pursuing a compensation and investment package from Government following the decision to scrap HS2 north of Birmingham – a deal the authority says would fairly compensate for the loss of an ‘unprecedented economic opportunity’. On Friday (20 October), the leader and deputy leader of Cheshire East Council wrote to Minister of […]

Euston Road lane closures introduced for HS2 works

Works begin today (20 February) on the Euston Road near Euston Station in London as part of the HS2 rail project. This is part of a series of HS2 works involving lane closures on Euston Road over the next seven years and TfL and HS2 are working together to ensure people are aware of the disruption and can […]

Plans set out for improvements to M56 Junction 6 as part of HS2 works

The builders of HS2 have published plans which aim to radically improve capacity at Junction 6 of the M56 to support future growth and development aspirations around the proposed new HS2/Norther Powerhouse Rail station at Manchester Airport. The proposals, developed in conjunction with National Highways, suggest relocating Junction 6 of the motorway to the southwest […]

HS2 roadworks start on London’s on Euston Road

Preliminary works relating to the construction of HS2 are underway on Euston Road. The mandate for these works form part of the powers for the wider HS2 construction at Euston, which have been granted under an Act of Parliament. This work is to prepare the area for the construction of the new HS2 station at Euston.   HS2 is […]

World’s longest box slide delivered by Balfour Beatty VINCI for HS2

Balfour Beatty VINCI has delivered the world’s longest box slide to move HS2’s 12,600 tonne bridge into place over the M42 in Warwickshire, significantly cutting disruption to road users The 450-person site team worked around the clock to move HS2’s Marston Box bridge into place over the M42 during the 2022 Christmas period. The innovative slide method […]

HS2 reaches first tunnelling breakthrough

HS2 Ltd is today [Tuesday 26 July] celebrating the very first tunnelling breakthrough on Europe’s largest infrastructure project. A 2,000-tonne TBM named ‘Dorothy’ – after Dorothy Hodgkin, who in 1964 became the first British woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry – has completed its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. The […]

HS2 showcases its first rural footbridge design

HS2 has revealed the first images of the bridges that will carry rural footpaths and bridleways across the new high speed railway as it passes through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Northants. Made of weathering steel, the sides of the lightweight bridges will lean outwards to maximise views of the sky and improve the experience of […]

HS2 starts work on first pioneering ‘Green Tunnel’

HS2 has announced the start of construction at the site of its first innovative ‘green tunnel’, designed to blend the high speed railway into the landscape and reduce disruption for communities. Unlike a normal underground tunnel, the one-and-a-half mile (2.5km) Chipping Warden green tunnel in Northamptonshire is being built on the surface using a pioneering […]


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