- Images have been released for the proposed rolling stock designs
- The bidders for the rolling stock contract are: Alstom, Bombardier/Hitachi, CAF, Siemens and Talgo
- The contract is worth £2.75 billion and will cover at least 54 HS2 trains
A spokesman for HSRIL said:
“We are pleased to see the range of impressive designs released by those bidding to deliver rolling stock for HS2. These bids demonstrate the depth of expertise in high speed rail and the commitment of industry to delivering for the UK’s network.
The contract to design, build and maintain 54 HS2 trains is also a significant moment for the delivery of the project. This is a project of huge ambition, which will transform the economic geography of the country and smash the north-south divide by bringing so many of the great cities of Britain closer together.
We look forward to the final decision on who will revolutionise the passenger experience through the delivery and maintenance of the rolling stock.”