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Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with Icomera to continue...

Crossrail goes back again – to Spring 2022

The Crossrail Board has met to consider the latest update from the leadership team concerning progress to complete the Elizabeth line. This follows an...

HS2 unveils design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse

When it is built, HS2’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel will have five structures to provide ventilation and emergency access. The proposed design for the Amersham...

HS2 start procurement of high voltage power supply systems

The search has started for specialist contractors to deliver the high voltage power supply systems to HS2. The winner of this latest rail systems contract...

Huge new bridge for HS2 over M42 installed in just two days

HS2 enabling works contractor, LMJV (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Joint Venture) has installed a 65-metre bridge, spanning the width of the...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could be submitted,...

HS2 Chiltern tunnel headwall ready for tunnel boring machines

HS2 is preparing for the arrival of its first giant tunnelling machines by completing the 17-metre-high headwall and ground reinforcement at what will become...

HS2 vent shaft headhouse at Chalfont St Peter designed to fit into landscape

HS2 has published its final design for the Chalfont St Peter vent shaft headhouse – the first of four similar structures that will provide...

£3 billion masterplan for Arden Cross, alongside HS2 Birmingham Interchange station

A development consortium has announced a £3 billion plan to create a sustainable new business, leisure and residential destination and world leading economic hub...

Shapps appoints three non-executive directors to the HS2 board

As HS2 enters its construction phase and increases its activity and scale along the route and across the business, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has...

HS2 opens procurement competition for signalling and slab track

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first rail systems procurement competitions have commenced - for track...

Electric forklift brings green benefits to HS2 construction site

As construction of HS2 gets underway, and the company sets out to do so in as sustainable a way as possible, main works civils...

3Squared wins major contract from HS2 contractor

A Yorkshire-based SME (small to medium enterprise) has been awarded a major contract working on High Speed Two (HS2), generating new jobs Railway technology company...

HS2 launches race for Overhead Catenary System suppliers

HS2 has launched its procurement process looking for specialist contractors to deliver the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) for the electrification of the new high-speed...

First step towards new HS2 station at Euston completed

Preparations at London Euston for the construction of HS2 have taken the next step with the demolition of the station’s western ramp and canopy. Removal...

HS2 reveals list of bidders for Curzon Street station

HS2 has revealed the names of the construction firms in the running to build Birmingham Curzon Street station – which will be the high-speed...