All High Speed 2 articles

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    Rail Business UK

    Five firms selected for HS2 Innovation Accelerator initiative

    2020-09-14T10:30:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has opened the second round of applications to join its Innovation Accelerator programme, seeking small and medium-sized firms specialising in process efficiencies and the passenger experience at stations. Entrepreneurs and tech specialists are invited to apply by September 18. This follows the announcement ...

  • The Prime Minister and High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd marked the symbolic start of the main works for the 225 km Phase 1 of the project.
    Rail Business UK

    High Speed 2 main works construction officially begins

    2020-09-04T16:02:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd marked the symbolic start of the main works for the 225 km Phase 1 of the project on September 4, noting that its contractors were moving from enabling, design and preparatory works to full construction. The announcement followed ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 launches second part of Innovation Accelerator programme

    2020-08-19T13:45:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has launched the second tranche of recruitment to its Innovation Accelerator programme. The high speed line project promoter is aiming to recruit five small firms with ideas on how people can best spend their time at stations, and how to optimise digital technology ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK universities and HS2 Ltd finalise research partnership

    2020-08-17T06:43:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has signed what it terms a ‘ground-breaking agreement’ with the UK Rail Research Innovation Network of universities and research institutions. The agreement with UKRRIN Ltd which was announced on August 14 is intended to enable HS2 ...

  • Impression of a generic HS2 train
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd calls tenders for high voltage power supply contract

    2020-08-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has begun the process of appointing contractors to provide the high voltage power supply systems. A single stage procurement is being used, with the successful bidder to deliver two separate contracts covering Design Build and Maintenance ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 contractor mandates active hearing protection with integrated noise monitoring

    2020-07-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Following trials with ear defenders developed by Eave as part of the HS2 Innovation programme, the Costain-Skanska joint venture is to mandate the use of active hearing protection with integrated noise monitoring across its HS2 sites from September 1. Unlike passive protection, the headsets allow ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street station impression (2)
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd implements Project Bank Accounts

    2020-07-24T05:00:00Z

    UK: Following a successful trial on two enabling works contracts, HS2 Ltd has approved the use of Project Bank Accounts across existing and future contracts for construction of the first phase of the high speed line. PBAs are designed to provide speedier payments and greater transparency ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Needs Assessment to prioritise major projects in Midlands and north

    2020-07-16T13:51:00Z

    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The National Infrastructure Commission published an interim report on July 15 setting out how it will undertake a Rail Needs Assessment to inform the government’s Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and northern England. Announced by the government in February, the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    SNCF catenary design adopted as HS2 begins electrification procurement

    2020-07-02T14:32:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has launched the process to procure overhead line equipment for the high speed railway now under construction between London and the West Midlands. The project delivery company announced on July 2 that it was seeking to award two railway systems contracts in a ...

  • Impression of a generic HS2 train
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd tenders telecoms & security systems

    2020-06-24T05:00:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd has begin the process of appointing the Operational Telecommunication Security Systems contractor which will design, supply, install, test, commission and undertake initial maintenance of the telecoms and security systems for phases 1 and 2a of the high speed line between London and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd launches innovation accelerator

    2020-06-16T15:28:00Z

    UK: HS2 Ltd announced the launch of an ‘innovation accelerator’ programme on June 16 aimed at attracting start-ups and small businesses to put forward ideas to be incorporated into the first phase of the high speed line between London and the West Midlands. The project ...

  • 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.
    Rail Business UK

    £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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    Rail Business UK

    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 ...

  • Impression of a generic HS2 train
    Rail Business UK

    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, ...

  • Impression of a generic HS2 train
    Rail Business UK

    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 ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street station impression (8)
    Rail Business UK

    ‘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.
    Rail Business UK

    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 Business UK

    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
    Rail Business UK

    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
    Rail Business UK

    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 ...