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High Speed Two Ltd - Articles and news items

Reaction to new HS2 South Yorkshire route recommendations

Rail industry news / 8 July 2016 /

The government is to review new options put forward for the HS2 South Yorkshire route which could abandon original plans for a high speed station at Meadowhall in Sheffield.

HS2 delivery given ‘unrealistic timetable’ says National Audit Office

Rail industry news / 28 June 2016 /

A report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) suggests the schedule for delivering HS2 is an ‘unrealistic timetable’ and warned the 2026 target opening date for phase 1 was at risk.

First new college in 20 years to support development of HS2

Rail industry news / 13 January 2014 /

The college, will deliver the specialised training and qualifications needed for high speed rail…

Southampton appoints visiting professors in railway research

Rail industry news / 8 March 2011 /

The University of Southampton announced the appointment of two new Visiting Professors, to strengthen its field of railway track research…

Mott MacDonald is engineering advisor for high speed line – Birmingham to Manchester, UK

Rail industry news / 19 October 2010 /

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by High Speed Two Ltd…

The case for high-speed rail – Britain’s 21st century travel solution

Issue 4 2010 / 4 August 2010 /

In Britain, about once a century for the last few hundred years a new long-distance surface transport system has been planned and built to meet the developing needs of a continually advancing society. The 18th century brought the canals and the 19th the railways, both initially more focussed on transporting freight to support the industrial revolution and the development of our cities. Of course, the 20th century brought the trunk motorway network which transformed personal travel. As we get well into the 21st century, we have been considering what is needed to promote the economic and environmental health of this country for the next 100 years.

Prof. Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer, High Speed Two Ltd

Editorial board / 16 December 2009 /

Andrew McNaughton is Chief Engineer of High Speed Two Ltd, and Special Professor of Rail Engineering at Nottingham University. He has been engaged in railway engineering and management since 1973. His first twenty years in British Rail were engaged in maintenance, renewal and upgrade of both main line and rural railways, including leading the introduction of steel sleeper relaying and development of new maintenance techniques.