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  • A £2·7bn vision to provide fast and frequent rail, tram, bus and road connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published by a partnership of councils, transport bodies and East Midlands Airport.
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    £2·7bn plan for transport links to Toton HS2 hub

    2020-06-02T06:00:00Z

    UK: A £2·7bn vision to provide fast and frequent rail, tram, bus and road connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published by a partnership of councils, transport bodies and East Midlands Airport. More than ...

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    Old Oak Common HS2 station approved

    2020-05-20T12:21:00Z

    UK: The planning application for what HS2 Ltd says will be ‘the largest new railway station ever built in the UK’ was approved on May 19 by Old Oak Park Royal Development Corp, which is leading regeneration of the former railway and industrial site ...

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    HS2 signalling and traffic management procurement gets underway

    2020-05-15T10:46:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has formally begun the process of selecting a contractor to design, supply and support Control, Command, Signalling and Traffic Management Systems for the future high speed line. The contracts with an estimated combined value of £540m will cover: design, supply, installation, ...

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    HS2 Ltd calls tenders for track contracts

    2020-05-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has begun the process of appointing contractors to design and build 280 km of slab track between London, Birmingham and Crewe. Four separate track packages will be awarded: Phase 1 Lot 1 Urban London and Birmingham, estimated at £434m; Phase ...

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    ‘Confident and contemporary’ Curzon Street HS2 station approved

    2020-04-24T10:16:00Z

    Curzon Street station UK: Birmingham City Council granted planning permission for the Curzon Street High Speed 2 station on April 23. Invitations to tender for the construction contract are to be issued this summer. The council’s report said the ...

  • HS2 Ltd has issued Notice to Proceed with full detailed design and construction of the 225 km London – West Midlands Phase 1 of the high speed network.
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    High Speed 2 Notice to Proceed issued

    2020-04-15T10:24:00Z

    UK: On April 15 the Department for Transport gave project promoter HS2 Ltd approval to issue its four main works civils contractors with Notice to Proceed with full detailed design and construction of the 225 km London – West Midlands Phase 1 of the high speed network. ...

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    Rail sector responds to High Speed 2 approval

    2020-02-11T16:21:00Z

    UK: The rail industry has welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s February 11 announcement that the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue . Rail industry Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group , said ‘these are crucial decisions that will turbo-charge ...

  • Construction of the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons
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    HS2 to proceed as government adopts High Speed North vision

    2020-02-11T15:41:00Z

    UK: Construction of the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons on February 11. In recommitting to the national high speed rail programme, Johnson also said the government intended to rename the sections of HS2 serving ...

  • The National Audit Office has published the High Speed Two: A Progress Update report
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    National Audit Office makes HS2 recommendations

    2020-01-24T00:05:00Z

    UK: The High Speed 2 programme is over budget and behind schedule because the Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and government underestimated the complexity and risks, according to the National Audit Office’s High Speed Two: A Progress Update report published on January 24. NAO said ...

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    Stakeholders respond to Lord Berkeley’s High Speed 2 dissenting report

    2020-01-06T11:43:00Z

    UK: Lord Tony Berkeley published a dissenting report into the High Speed 2 project on January 5, calling it ‘the wrong and expensive solution’ to providing better north–south inter-city services and improving services in the Midlands and North of England. He was Deputy Chair of the ...

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    Avanti West Coast sets out plans for West Coast franchise

    2019-11-28T09:00:00Z

    UK: Avanti West Coast was officially unveiled as the brand name for the new West Coast Partnership franchise on November 27. Joint venture partners FirstGroup and Italian national operator Trenitalia explained that ‘Avanti is Italian for “Forward!” and reflects a mission to deliver an innovative railway ...

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    Talgo UK established and Longannet agreement signed

    2019-11-04T14:53:00Z

    UK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has appointed its UK Ireland representative Jon Veitch as Managing Director of Talgo UK, and has signed a framework agreement with Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland for the establishment of a manufacturing plant at Longannet in Fife should it ...

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    HS2 streamlines civils subcontracting process

    2019-10-25T07:00:00Z

    UK: The four High Speed 2 main works civils contractors have collaborated to introduce a standardised pre-qualification system for subcontractors which is designed to streamline the process, reduce costs and boost productivity. Under the Common Assessment Standard, bidders for work with Align, BBV, EK and SCS ...

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    Transport for the North responds to HS2 speculation

    2019-10-07T15:14:00Z

    UK: Rumours that the HS2 programme may be scaled back in the north of England have brought a strong response from Transport for the North. Newspaper reports have suggested that the government-appointed review panel being chaired by former HS2 Chairman Douglas Oakervee will propose the cancellation ...

  • Old Oak Common is one of two London stations on High Speed 2.
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    Old Oak Common HS2 station contract awarded

    2019-09-18T09:27:00Z

    Old Oak Common is one of two London stations on High Speed 2. UK: A joint venture of Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Systra has been selected to manage the construction and delivery of the High Speed 2 station at Old Oak Common in northwest London. ...

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    ​HS2 benefits ‘substantially undervalued’ amid rising costs

    2019-09-03T13:47:00Z

    UK: The Chairman of High Speed 2 Ltd Allan Cook believes that ‘the benefits of the current scheme are substantially undervalued’, according to a ‘stocktake report’ presented to the House of Commons by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on September 3. Updating Parliament on ...

  • The West Coast Partnership contract was formally signed by the Department for Transport and First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd on August 28.
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    West Coast Partnership contract signed

    2019-08-29T09:30:00Z

    UK: The West Coast Partnership contract was formally signed by the Department for Transport and First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Ltd on August 28. The 70:30 joint venture of transport group FirstGroup plc and the Trenitalia UK Ltd subsidiary of Italy’s national railway holding group FS ...

  • The terms of reference and timeline for an independently-led government review of whether and how to proceed with the High Speed 2 project have been published.
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    Review to consider whether and how to proceed with High Speed 2

    2019-08-21T11:14:35Z

    UK: The terms of reference and timeline for an independently-led government review of whether and how to proceed with the High Speed 2 project were published by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on August 21. The ‘independent, thorough and objective’ review is to be chaired by Douglas ...

  • An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region has been published.
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    Sheffield City Region rail vision launched

    2019-07-24T14:36:31Z

    UK: An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region was launched by Mayor Dan Jarvis on July 18. The plan was produced by the region’s local authorities supported by organisations including Transport for the North. The proposals include a Barnsley Dearne Valley station in Goldthorpe on the ...

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    Midlands Hub plan to boost east-west connectivity

    2019-06-26T15:26:05Z

    UK: The Midlands Connect consortium of local authorities and regional transport bodies has unveiled proposals for a £2bn package of targeted improvements to boost rail services in the East and West Midlands. The group is seeking £25m in government funding to develop the business case for its Midlands Rail ...