high speed rail

In an Italian first, Webuild is using hyperbaric excavation for the Casalnuovo rail way tunnel Credit: Webuild

Webuild employs hyperbaric excavation for Italian tunnelling job

In an Italian first, Webuild is using hyperbaric excavation for the Casalnuovo railway tunnel

22 May 2024

Construction of the HS2 Portal at Washwood Heath Credit: Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty VINCI completes HS2 Bromford Tunnel portal at Washwood Heath

Excavation of 22m deep tunnel portal prepares the gateway for high-speed trains into Birmingham

17 May 2024

A piling rig working on the foundations for the A43 overbridge April 2024 Credit: HS2

HS2 begins foundation works for A43 bridge

Piling work begins for a road bridge that will cross the new HS2 high-speed railway

22 April 2024

One of the launch and reception shafts constructed by Barhale to allow an Akkermann TBM to be deployed to drive a 120m long tunnel beneath the Grand Union Canal in London Credit: Barhale

UK Power Networks and Barhale build tunnel to power HS2 construction to Euston

Micro-tunnel under the Grand Union Canal in West London to support HS2 main tunnelling completed

09 April 2024

 TBM ‘Celia’ breaking through at HS2’s tunnel under the Chiltern Hills completing a 10-mile journey that began in June 2021

Final breakthrough for HS2's longest tunnel

The second TBM building HS2, the UK’s new high-speed rail link, under the Chiltern Hills has now broken

25 March 2024

 Rev Fr Paul Smith conducting the TBM blessing ceremony of Elizabeth, which will be digging the second bore of HS2’s Bromford Tunnel

Last HS2 TBM in the West Midlands starts digging towards Birmingham

The last of HS2's TBM launched as it begins 3.5-mile drive toward Birmingham

06 March 2024

 The front shield of HS2’s TBM Emily being lifted into place prior to launch at Victoria Road Crossover box site

HS2 launches third TBM under London building the Northolt Tunnel

Third of four TBM now at work under London as HS2 progress continues

26 February 2024

 HS2 celebrates the start of construction of Curzon Street station. L -R, Martyn Woodhouse, MDJV Director, Liz Clements, Cabinet Member for Transport, Birmingham Council, Andy Street, West Mids Mayor, Dave Lock, HS2

Construction starts on HS2's Birmingham Curzon Street Station

Preparatory works begins on the first brand new intercity rail terminus in UK since 19th century

12 February 2024


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