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News Releases Found 475

Pre-2017 HS2 press releases are available on GOV.UK/HS2
  • HS2 Community Fund awards over £40,000 to Westbury village project: Westbury Village Hall September 2020

    HS2 Community Fund awards over £40,000 to Westbury village project

    Today (Friday 28 August) Westbury Parish Council in Buckinghamshire has become the latest to benefit from the HS2 Community and Environment Fund, as it is announced that they have been awarded £40,574 for a series of community space improvements.

  • HS2’s eco-friendly Interchange station gains planning approval: Interchange Station aerial April 2020

    HS2’s eco-friendly Interchange station gains planning approval

    The new landmark station, set to be built in Solihull, was praised for its green credentials as Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council approved the design on 26 August. Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street: “It’s brilliant news that the Interchange plans have been approved by Solihull Council, and I look forward to working with both the Council and HS2 Ltd to make sure we maximise the potential of this site.”

  • HS2 rail freight deliveries set to take 1.5 million lorries off Britain’s roads: HS2 Rail Freight delivery 25 August 2020

    HS2 rail freight deliveries set to take 1.5 million lorries off Britain’s roads

    Tuesday sees very first rail freight delivery at HS2’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham. 15,000 freight trains set to move 10 million tonnes of aggregate for HS2 over next ten years. Every freight delivery replaces 70 lorries - dramatically cutting carbon emissions of HS2’s construction.

  • Hertfordshire pupil’s plea to HS2 secures new school play area: Arts and culture workshop at Maple Cross School August 2020

    Hertfordshire pupil’s plea to HS2 secures new school play area

    Today (Monday 24 August) Three Rivers District Council has granted planning permission for a new landscaped play area for Maple Cross JMI school in Maple Cross near Rickmansworth, bringing a request to HS2 from a local pupil to life.

  • HS2 reveals design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse: Amersham Vent Shaft Aerial August 2020

    HS2 reveals design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse

    HS2 today revealed the design for the Amersham vent shaft headhouse – one of five structures that will be built to provide ventilation and emergency access to the high-speed rail line’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel.

  • Temporary access road to reduce HS2 traffic in Chalfont St Peter: Chalfont St Peter temporary access road August 2020

    Temporary access road to reduce HS2 traffic in Chalfont St Peter

    From this week, HS2 construction traffic will be able to avoid the centre of Chalfont St Peter, thanks to the completion of a new temporary access road.