We spoke to Heather Fisher, a Digital Apprentice with SYSTRA Ltd Can Read more…
Our recent panel event – can transport investment deliver the levelling up Read more…
The HS2 project has celebrated the start of the next phase of Read more…
We spoke to Hamza Mansoor, an Apprentice Engineer with the Integrated Project Team at SCS Railways
Can you describe your role in a few words?
I am part of the site team planning, organising and supervising a section of the HS2 construction project.
We spoke to Gi-Ho Cheung, a Business Admin Apprentice with Strabag Can Read more…
HS2 is celebrating the very first tunnelling breakthrough on its one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. The 2,000-tonne 125m long Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) named ‘Dorothy’ – after Dorothy Hodgkin, who in 1964 became the first British woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, started its journey at the tunnel’s North Portal in December 2021, broke through the wall of the reception box at the South Portal site on Friday 22 July 2022. Nearly 400 people working for HS2’s main works civils contractor Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV JV) have delivered this important milestone on the HS2 project. (more…)
Our latest report – High Speed Rail: Levelling Up Voices – brings together influential voices from across politics, business and academia to make the case for the benefits of rail infrastructure investment, which include:
- allowing the efficient movement of people and goods in towns and cities across the UK;
- creating larger and more unified labour markets;
- improving peoples’ access to local services;
- enhancing firm-to-firm connectivity; and
- expanding access to new and existing markets.
In short, investing in and improving transport connectivity results in a boost to living standards, more resources diverted toward skills and education, and restored local pride and opportunity across the UK – all of which are core tenets of the levelling up agenda.
You can download the full report here: High Speed Rail Levelling Up Voices
Following the coronavirus pandemic, economic recovery is central to the Government’s forward-looking agenda. But the report contributors make clear that (more…)
The first design images have been revealed of Washwood Heath Depot, HS2’s Read more…