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New MD for Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture working on HS2

Balfour Beatty Vinci, the joint venture that is working as a main civil engineering contractor for HS2,  has announced the appointment of...

Manchester Piccadilly Super Hub to be at heart of new northern transport network, report states

Three rail experts have published a report that sets out the need to accelerate plans for a northern transport revolution and proposes...

HS2 opens procurement competition for suppliers of slab track.

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first trail systems procurement competition has commenced.

HS2 issues Notices to Proceed

HS2 Ltd, the company charged with constructing Britain’s new high-speed rail network, has today issued Notices to Proceed (NtP) to the four...

HS2 way out in front in tunnel design for high-speed rail

Now, what are the similarities between Cyrano de Bergerac, the central character in the 1897 play of the same name by Edmond Rostand...

Denmark’s first high speed line opens

Guest writer: Keith Fender On 31 May, Danish Crown Prince Frederik officially opened the...

The 5 bidders for HS2 train order reveal their designs

Five organisations are bidding for a contract to design, manufacture and maintain the trains for the first phase of HS2.

Buying HS2’s high-speed trains – part 2

An earlier article in Rail Engineer described HS2’s £2.75 billion procurement of at least 54 classic-compatible high-speed trains to run from London...

Unlocking the benefits of HS2

Guest opinion by John Downer HS2 is being built, an Act of Parliament...

Buying HS2’s High-Speed Trains

Heading photo: Early designs released by Hitachi Rail Europe of its AT400 very-high-speed train, which has been labelled "the British bullet...

Birmingham: Washwood Heath train factory demolished

The former Alstom factory at Washwood Heath, Birmingham, where Virgin’s Pendolinos were built, has been demolished to make way for an HS2 maintenance depot.

Design revealed for HS2 Old Oak Common station

High Speed Two (HS2) has released its latest designs for the Old Oak Common complex in west London, which will be the interchange between...

Velaro Novo: Siemens’ new approach to high-speed travel

In much the same way that Network Rail has a dedicated train for inspecting the railway, the HST-based New Measurement Train, German state railway...

High Speed One renewals programme

High Speed One (HS1), originally known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, is reaching an interesting point in its history. Section 1 of HS1...

Tunnel management, Swiss style

Anyone who has travelled the railways of Switzerland will know that tunnels abound in the alpine regions. Most date back from the late 1800s...

HS2 scores sustainable with BREEAM

While not an obligation, it’s fundamental for us to have a third-party looking in at our sustainability process and practice.” This February, HS2 Ltd...