Curzon No. 3 Viaduct

HS2 has revealed images of a big construction milestone in Birmingham city centre, with the completion of the first giant V-shaped pier for the 300 metres long viaduct that will bring high speed trains into the new Curzon Street Station. The five-metre-tall structure is the first pier to be installed Read more…

Response to Euston speculation

CANCELLING EUSTON WOULD BE COMPLETE FOLLY OLD OAK COMMON DOES NOT HAVE PLATFORM CAPACITY TO BE LONDON TERMINUS EUSTON TERMINUS ESSENTIAL TO ALLOW MANCHESTER SERVICES TO OPERATE An industry response to the speculation about the potential cancellation of the Euston terminus of HS2, suggesting that the station at Old Oak Read more…

HS2 exceeds carbon target as ten construction sites go diesel-free

HS2 now has 10 diesel-free construction sites, exceeding the project’s original target of one diesel-free site in 2022. Earlier in 2022, the Canterbury Road Vent Shaft in South Kilburn, managed by Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV), became HS2’s first diesel-free site. Also managed by SCS, the Euston Approaches and Victoria Road Crossover Box sites have achieved diesel-free status.

Align – a joint venture formed of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick, have also announced that seven of their 14 sites are now diesel-free. These include five vent shaft sites along the route of the 10 mile Chiltern tunnels in Buckinghamshire, and two sites involved in the construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct. (more…)