Topic: HS2

Different centuries meet on HS2 project

Britain’s troubled but impressive high-speed rail engineering project, HS2, has crossed paths with the Grand Union Canal. The twenty-first-century railway project has been mired in controversy, and now it has met with an infrastructure project...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 “green tunnel” for Solihul

Britain’s new high-speed railway, HS2, connecting London and Birmingham, has been approved to build a “green tunnel” under Burton Green, a community lying east of Solihull, in the English West Midlands. The 400-metre green tunnel...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
visualisation of the Curzon Street terminal in Birmingham for HS2

HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street build begins

HS2 Limited, the company formed to deliver Britain’s high-speed rail project, has begun construction on the landmark Birmingham Curzon Street Station. Whatever else may have been said about the project, the spades are in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Forth Viaduct over the river at Stirling with ScotRail train in the UK

UK 2023: twelve months on the rails

Reviewing 2023 reveals a year of ups and downs. Downest of them all was probably the ditching of the Manchester leg of the HS2 project, writes UK Correspondent Simon Walton. It was the ultimate slap...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton