The scheme in summary
HS2 Ltd is seeking a delivery partner for the first 10 years of the mega project to create rapid links between London and the North.
The procurement process for £900M in contracts for enabling works has been launched by HS2 Ltd, the company behind the development of the new high-speed rail network.
Transport for London (TfL) has revealed plans to build two new London Overground stations at Old Oak Common following a nine-week consultation.
HS2 protesters have lost a legal battle with the government over the £43bn project.
Danish consulting giant Cowi is to seek synergies between the bridge design skills of recent acquisition Flint & Neill and its latest purchase, tunnelling specialist Donaldson Associates.
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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