Tag Archives: High Speed 2

Editor’s Comment | Clearly communicating the business case is key


High speed rail is seen as the solution to the problem of decarbonising transport. It provides a fast and efficient alternative to air travel, not just domestically but for international travel too. The cross-border potential is clear from our cover story this month which looks at the Rail Baltica project…

Watch: Delivering HS2’s Old Oak Common Station


This video was recorded at NCE’s Rail and Transit conference. Balfour Beatty Vinci Systra joint venture project director Nigel Russell and High Speed 2 (HS2) Old Oak Common head of delivery Peter Gow discuss the construction and development of the Old Oak Common Station, which when finished will be the…

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels


The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark.

TBMs Florence and Cecilia have completed over 12km of the 16km Chiltern twin-bore tunnels, passing the fourth of five ventilation and emergency access shafts, 800m from the village…