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HS2 Project Update - Spring 2024

HS2 is the ambitious project to bring a high-speed railway network in the United Kingdom that will link London, Birmingham. The project will improve connectivity between these cities, reducing travel time, and increasing capacity on existing rail networks. The project will bring significant economic benefits to the country.

As of Spring 2024, HS2 is at peak construction now employing 31,000 people every day bringing together the best of British design and engineering.

Progress on Stations

There has been a lot of progress at Birmingham Curzon Street, which is shaping up to be a pretty impressive hub for HS2. Work is well underway at Old Oak Common in West London which will be the largest and best connected new station in the UK. Finally, Work on the HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull is moving forward at a steady pace. The station, which will be situated close to Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), is a significant part of the HS2 network.

Progress on Tunnels

The longest tunnel section running 10 miles under the Chiltern hills has been dug using one of the huge tunnelling machines which means now half of the 56 miles of bored tunnels for HS2 have been completed.

Eco-friendly Initiatives

HS2 is also staying committed to being green. There has been work undertaken on projects like the Green Corridor and implementing strategies to protect natural habitats and manage environmental impacts.

Community Engagement

There's a strong focus on keeping the local communities in the loop. Whether it's in Camden or Solihull, HS2 is reaching out, holding events, and engaging with residents to ensure everyone's voices are heard and concerns are addressed. It's all about building the railway together​.

Innovations and Benefits

From creating jobs to fostering local business opportunities, HS2 aims to benefit the economy significantly. Plus, they're pushing the envelope with innovations that could make the railway system more sustainable and efficient in the long run​. 

Funding and Development Strategies

They're not just building; they're planning strategically. This includes securing funding and carefully planning the development of critical areas like the Euston station​.

Overall, HS2 has lots of activities and developments taking place. It's not just about faster travel but also about innovation, community, and sustainability. If you want to keep up with all the details, checking back here for the latest updates.

HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe and the most important economic and social regeneration project in decades. MAC Group are proud to be part of this project and have been providing vehicles on a daily basis to assist.

MAC Trucks working for HS2
MAC Trucks on-site at HS2 site adjacent M42

To find out more about products and services offered by MAC Group, including Bulk Haulage, Muck Shift, Grab Trucks and Skips, contact our friendly team on 024 7666 6888 or

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