As part of its innovation programme, HS2 Ltd has today (Friday 14 August) signed a ground-breaking agreement with leading railway research centres in UK universities that will enable it to access world-leading research capabilities, knowledge and facilities.
HS2 Ltd today began the search for specialist contractors to deliver the high voltage power supply systems that will transfer electricity to the UK's new high speed rail link and enable millions of people to enjoy low carbon journeys between London, Birmingham and the north of England.
Work to install a 65-metre bridge, spanning the width of the M42, was completed in just two days and ahead of schedule as the motorway reopened to road users today (9 August) 22 hours earlier than planned. The works near Interchange Station move Solihull a step closer to the arrival of HS2, Britain’s new low carbon high speed railway.
Community groups in North Solihull are set to benefit from a £29,960 grant for the Meriden Ark Project (MAP). The initiative will support users of Meriden Park and Meriden Adventure Playground to design and create at least four sustainable wildlife havens in their local park and surrounding area.