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Curtailed HS2 Phase 2b unlikely to meet strategic priorities

The Government's preferred option for HS2's Eastern Leg may not meet its strategic priorities, according to a report made public on 24 January.

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HS2’s Crewe-Manchester Bill enters Parliament

The Bill for the Crewe-Manchester section of HS2 has been submitted to Parliament.

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Goodbye to the ‘Y’… for now?

The Integrated Rail Plan curtailed HS2’s eastern leg to Leeds at East Midlands Parkway. But as DAN HARVEY explains, it might not be the end of ambitions for the full high-speed network

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Curzon Street transforms Birmingham

High Speed 2’s station in central Birmingham is set to transform the city’s rail architecture while recognising its history. ANDY RODEN examines the plan for this major architectural statement on Britain’s new railway

New HS2 fleet - short on detail

■ Train weight and seating claims confused
■ UK gauge ETR1000 likely
■ Mystery pantograph highlighted

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HS2’s first London TBMs arrive

The first of six TBMs have arrived in London to bore HS2 tunnels.

Alstom-Hitachi to build £2bn HS2 train fleet

Alstom and Hitachi have won the contract to build 54 trains for High Speed 2.

HS2 Chief Executive Mark Thurston starts boring of the one-mile-long Long Itchington Wood Tunnel on High Speed 2. News Premium

HS2 starts Long Itchington tunnelling

Tunnel boring has started on High Speed 2's Long Itchington Wood tunnel.

Siemens challenges HS2 train contract award

▄ Preferred Joint Venture bid failed on technical assessment
▄ Injunction sought to halt ministerial approval
▄ Third legal challenge after CAF and Talgo

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Siemens challenges HS2 trains decision

Basis for legal challenge outlined