High Speed 2 contracts worth up to £11.8bn are finally available to bid on after chancellor George Osborne opened the bidding for the first phase of the mammoth project to build the proposed rapid rail link.
High Speed 2 (HS2) will make Euston station a disjointed railway terminus if new redevelopment plans for the £43bn project go ahead, a key London borough warned last week.
High speed rail project promoter HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins has hit back at criticisms levelled in the architectural press at his project’s planned use of standardisation as a means to boost efficiency.
Recruitment of up to 30 design experts to act as a “critical friend” of High Speed 2 is underway.
The rationale behind Britain’s biggest infrastructure project – High Speed 2 – has been frequently challenged by NCE’s readers. Here HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins puts his case for the mega-project.
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.
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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