high speed rail

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
INFRASTRUCTURE

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
INFRASTRUCTURE

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
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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
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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
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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

 HS2 tunnellers operating Atlas Road logistics tunnel TBM Lydia celebrate breaking through into the Old Oak Common Box
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Logistics tunnel boring completed for HS2 into central London

Latest tunnelling breakthrough celebrated by HS2 as TBM finishes bore in London

25 January 2024

 HS2’s TBM Cecilia within the northbound Chiltern tunnel
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Tunnel progress as HS2's 'Florence' and 'Cecilia' reach Chesham Road

HS2's TBM on target to finish 10 miles of tunnelling for high-speed rail link this year

05 January 2024

 The 125t cutterhead for HS2’s latest TBM being moved into place
INFRASTRUCTURE

Second HS2 TBM gets ready to start digging under Birmingham

Latest HS2 TBM to be made up of parts from machine used on previous section of the project

14 December 2023

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