HS2 Supplier Guide

October 23, 2018 8:04 am

HS2 Supplier guide

We have developed this guide in order to help suppliers find out more about the High Speed Two project.  In short, it highlights what is important to us and what we will  require from our supply chain.  High Speed One, the Olympics and Crossrail were big but HS2 is even bigger.  So we want you to get involved now.  Add your expertise to ours and seize the opportunities in what is now Europe’s largest mega-project.

What is HS2?

We will build High Speed Two in two phases in order to ensure that we realise the benefits of high speed rail as early as possible.  Phase One will consist of around 140 miles of track and connect a redeveloped Euston with stations at Old Oak Common in West London; at Birmingham Interchange near Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre; and at Birmingham Curzon Street.  This guide focuses on the opportunities through Phase One.

Phase One

The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 23 February 2017.  The Act grants the powers to build, operate and maintain this part of HS2.  Construction of Phase One is due to start in 2017, with the first trains running in 2026.  Phase 2a is the route from Birmingham to Crewe which is scheduled to open in 2027.  The Phase 2b network will extend the lines to Manchester (west) and the East Midlands, Sheffield and Leeds (east).  Two services to Manchester and Leeds are expected to start running in 2033.


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