High Speed 2 news – Page 4

  • An ‘ambitious’ Integrated Rail Plan for the Sheffield City Region has been published.
    Rail Business UK

    Sheffield City Region rail vision launched


    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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    Rail Business UK

    Midlands Hub plan to boost east-west connectivity


    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 ...

  • HS2 train proposals.
    Rail Business UK

    High Speed 2 rolling stock bids submitted


    UK: The deadline to submit bids for the estimated £2·75bn contract to design, manufacture and maintain the High Speed 2 train fleet passed at midday on June 5. Project promoter HS2 Ltd will now evaluate the five bids received and expects to announce the winner in early 2020, with entry ...

  • Photo: Tony Miles.
    Rail Business UK

    Policymakers back HS2 as contractors challenge costs


    UK: Representatives of the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders group joined national and regional politicians in Birmingham on February 25 to unveil a giant jigsaw of Britain, writes Tony Miles. This was intended to highlight the regional connectivity benefits of High Speed 2, with the ‘missing piece’ in the jigsaw, ...

  • Old Oak Common is one of two London stations on High Speed 2.

    HS2 announces London station construction partners


    UK: The preferred bidders for the Construction Partner contracts to build High Speed 2’s two London stations were announced by project promoter HS2 Ltd on February 6. A joint venture of Mace and Dragados has been selected to undertake the rebuilding of the London Euston terminus, while the Old ...

  • HS2 Ltd says that contracts are to be let shortly for construction of Old Oak Common station in west London and expansion of London Euston to handle HS2 services.

    ‘Broad coalition’ needed to deliver HS2


    UK: ‘It will take a broad coalition involving us, the supply chain and local and national government to deliver this project’, Mark Thurston, Chief Executive of government high speed rail project delivery company HS2 Ltd told the All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group on November 20. He was updating parliamentarians on progress ...

  • Curzon Street is being designed by WSP UK, working with Grimshaw Architects.
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 unveils Birmingham station concepts


    UK: Proposals for two new high speed stations in the West Midlands were unveiled by HS2 Ltd on October 9 as part of a public engagement programme. HS2 is seeking feedback on the designs before formal submissions for planning approval are lodged with Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan ...

  • CAF Oaris high speed train.
    Rail Business UK

    CAF joins HS2 shortlist as train building market consolidates


    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has invited CAF to join the list of suppliers shortlisted to bid for the contract to supply at least 54 trainsets. HS2 Ltd took the decision in response to consolidation in the global rolling stock supply market, and the decision of Bombardier ...

  • Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail Europe have agreed to submit a joint bid to supply trainsets for High Speed 2.
    Rail Business UK

    Joint venture to bid for HS2 rolling stock contract


    UK: Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail Europe have agreed to submit a joint bid for the contract to supply a fleet of high speed trainsets for High Speed 2, the companies confirmed on July 4. In November 2017 project promoter HS2 Ltd shortlisted Alstom, Bombardier Transportation UK, Hitachi Rail Europe, ...

  • London Euston HS2 station.

    HS2 station design and development partners announced


    UK: The design and development partners selected to undertake detailed design for the ‘landmark’ Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and Old Oak Common stations and the rebuilding of London Euston station were announced by High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd on February 2. They are: Birmingham Curzon Street: WSP ...

  • The HS2 Lot 1 Track & Overhead Catenary System contract is worth an estimated £1·55bn.

    HS2 slab track, electrification and tunnel equipment contacts tendered


    UK: The process of appointing contractors to supply slab track, electrification and tunnel ventilation systems for the Phase 1 London – Birmingham and Phase 2a Birmingham – Crewe sections of High Speed 2 was formally launched by project promoter HS2 Ltd on January 30. The Lot 1 Track & Overhead ...

  • Talgo is to put forward a train from its Avril family for the High Speed 2 rolling stock contract.

    HS2 Ltd reveals rolling stock contract shortlist


    UK: Five bidders have been shortlisted for the contract to supply ‘at least 54’ trainsets for High Speed 2, project promoter HS2 Ltd announced on November 2. They are Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation UK, Hitachi Rail Europe, Patentes Talgo and Siemens. HS2 Ltd expects to issue invitations to tender ...