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TBM component lifts completed in London
21 November, 2023
HS2 has completed a set of major lifts of TBM components at its Victoria Road Crossover Box site, in Ealing, west London.
Names of HS2’s latest TBMs revealed
24 October, 2023
The major components of the first of the next two TBMs to be launched for HS2’s London tunnels have been lifted into the ancillary shaft
HS2 exhibition aims to inspire next generation of engineers
19 October, 2023
An exhibition showcasing the HS2 tunnels has opened at Birmingham's science museum, Thinktank.
Secondary lining completed on Tideway
06 October, 2023
London’s new super sewer, Thames Tideway, is one step closer to being delivered following the completion of the final section of secondary lining.
Person in hospital and works stopped after incident at HS2 vent shaft
30 August, 2023
An HS2 worker remains in hospital after five people were injured at a vent shaft site on Saturday.
HS2 opens TBM naming competition
21 August, 2023
HS2 is asking the public to choose names for the next two TBMs that will dig high-speed rail tunnels under London.
First mile completed on HS2 London tunnel
31 July, 2023
Two TBMs in London have completed the first mile of twin-bored tunnel for HS2 in the capital.
Production of HS2 tunnel segments begins at new Strabag facility
25 July, 2023
Strabag has started manufacture of more than 83,000 concrete tunnel segments for HS2 at a new facility at Hartlepool docks.
Geopolymer concrete in tunnelling
24 July, 2023
At the monthly BTS meeting at the Institution of Civil Engineers, in London, in March 2023, John Day, Chief Technical Officer of Wagners EFC Pty Ltd, Charles Allen, Director of OTB Concrete, and Richard Sutherden, Engineering Director with Murphy for the HMJV (Hochtief- Murphy Joint Venture) provided perspectives on the use and future potential of geopolymer concretes, and the Earth Friendly Concrete in particular, in underground applications
UK government approves Stonehenge tunnel plans
17 July, 2023
The UK government has given the go-ahead for the controversial tunnel under Stonehenge.
Two years of permanent construction completed at HS2’s Old Oak Common Station site
23 June, 2023
Two years of permanent construction have been completed at HS2’s Old Oak Common Station site.
HS2 green tunnel portal completed
16 June, 2023
Skanska Costain Strabag joint venture (SCS) has completed the western portal of HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel.
Hole appears above HS2 Chiltern Tunnel
15 May, 2023
Investigations are under way after a surface hole appeared above an HS2 tunnel in Buckinghamshire on Saturday.
HS2 confirms work on Euston Tunnel on hold
18 April, 2023
HS2 Ltd has confirmed that tunnelling to London’s Euston Station terminus has been deferred.
HS2 launches third TBM in London
13 April, 2023
HS2’s contractor, Skanksa Costain Strabag joint venture (SCS JV), has launched the third TBM in London – this time to build a 6.2m i.d. logistics tunnel.
HS2 delay and Euston revisions will add costs, says NAO
27 March, 2023
The government’s two-year pause on parts of HS2 will create additional costs and a potential higher price overall, according to the public spending watchdog.
SCS Monitoring after HS2 foam pool appears
21 February, 2023
Tunnelling on HS2 was halted for around two hours on Saturday after a pool of foam appeared above the TBM in Ruislip.
HS2 partners with Build UK for Open Doors 2023
11 January, 2023
HS2 is partnering with Build UK, an organisation representing more than 40% of the UK construction industry, to support the Open Doors 2023 programme.
Ken Spiby awarded James Clark Medal
27 December, 2022
The British Tunnelling Society has chosen Ken Spiby as recipient of the James Clark Medal for his major contributions to the industry
HS2 exceeds diesel-free site target
07 December, 2022
HS2 is now operating 10 diesel-free sites, exceeding the project’s original target of one diesel-free site in 2022.