Topic: High Speed 2 (HS2)

UK launches full construction of HS2 railway

UK’s government-funded company High Speed Two Limited has formally launched full construction works of the HS2 railway from London to Birmingham and Crewe. This project, which is considered as the largest one in Europe, will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strategic priorities for HS2

HS2, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, is gradually being implemented. The High Speed Rail Group highlights six strategic priorities that the planned line between London and Northern England should address. What...Read more
|2 comments|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Three innovation challenges for HS2

HS2 Ltd, the government-funded company responsible for developing the high-speed railway of the same name, is looking for groundbreaking ideas and solutions. The only major requirement is that they should address three key innovation challenges....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Preparatory works for Chiltern tunnels on HS2 route

HS2’s contractors are carrying out the preparatory works on the launch site close to South Heat in Buckinghamshire. Next year, two boring machines will start to drill the 16-kilometre-long railway tunnels through the Chiltern Hills,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

HS2 moves further towards reality

The HS2 project is moving further in the United Kingdom. After launching the procurement to purchase the lifts and escalators, the government-funded company High Speed Two Limited has drawn attention to signalling and slab tracks....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First planning permission for HS2 station

The HS2 project is gradually moving further. Birmingham City Council has issued planning permission for Curzon Street station. It is the first railway station on the future high-speed mainline to gain this approval.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

HS2 seeks suppliers of lifts and escalators

After Britain’s government had issued the ‘Notice to proceed’, the project of the high-speed railway to connect London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds set a new important milestone. This time, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Desire for trams on track in Britain

The tram is making a comeback in the UK. After two decades of stalled development and unrealised plans, rails are being laid and systems extended in several cities. High Speed 2 may be taking the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
CAF-designed prototype for HS2 project, source: CAF

UK government continues HS2 and considers HS3

After the thrilling hesitations and reflections, the UK government has finally taken a decision on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway. The long-pending project for connecting London and the cities of Northern England will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

West Midlands Metro may be extended twelvefold

The authorities of the West Midlands metropolitan county plan to invest around 18 billion euros in multiplying the local light rail system. According to the declared programme, the West Midlands Metro network will be extended...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko