Project promoter HS2 has declared its confidence that suppliers will be ready for the £43bn rail scheme’s data management requirements despite the mixed results of a poll.
Political and business leaders in Stoke-on-Trent have created a video stating their case for HS2 to be re-routed through the West Midlands city.
The ICE has welcomed government plans to open a High Speed 2 (HS2) college in 2017.
High Speed 2 will see a step-change in the adoption of emerging technologies in the construction industry, project boss Simon Kirby has vowed.
Last month saw a major milestone in the push for a second high speed rail line in the UK, when the hybrid bill for phase one of High Speed Two (HS2) was put before Parliament.
With High Speed 2 in judicial review, plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel about to go before the Planning Inspectorate and the very future ownership of Britain’s highway network up for debate, the challenge of uniting short-term public need for economic growth with long-term sustainable infrastructure development has never been greater.
The £32.7bn project comprises the planning and construction of the UK's second high-speed railway, set to run northward from London to the Midlands and beyond
- Relevant links:
- High Speed 2 video
- High Speed 2 website
- High Speed 2 public consultation website
- Department for Transport mini-site on high speed rail
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