High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
About High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
Our country’s economy is growing but not yet realising its full potential. It’s constrained by a lack of connectivity and productivity in the Midlands and the North and by over-crowded transport and an over-heated property market in the South. Many people and businesses locate in London because it is the only choice – not because it’s the best choice.
HS2 will run high-speed trains on dedicated lines that connect London to Birmingham from 2026 and then, along a Y-shaped route, to Crewe and Manchester in the West and the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Leeds in the East from 2033. Our trains will also run on existing lines to serve Merseyside, the North East and Scotland.
HS2 will unlock the potential of our cities by connecting them with fast, frequent and reliable train services. Travelling for work or pleasure will become much easier – not just to London but also between the cities of the Midlands and the North. HS2 will also free up extra capacity for local passenger and freight services on the existing network.
These benefits will be felt from the day HS2 opens. Our classic-compatible trains will run at high speed along our line and then switch over seamlessly to conventional tracks beyond Birmingham. So from the first day of operations, HS2 trains will serve Glasgow, Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Liverpool, Runcorn, Manchester, Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe and Stafford as well as London and Birmingham. People will have easy connections into London on Crossrail and in the Midlands and North through our hub stations.
HS2 is also a unique opportunity to develop the UK’s skills base. The construction of HS2 will begin rebalancing our economy, long before the trains start running. Building HS2 is expected to create nearly 25,000 jobs, including 2,000 apprenticeships. Our workforce will develop skills in the latest design and construction techniques. And our suppliers will be able to develop exportable products and services. Our new stations will regenerate disadvantaged areas, such as Old Oak Common in London and Curzon Street in Birmingham. This will create a long-term economic legacy for the country.
HS2 is committed to Equality Diversity and Inclusion and to building a workforce that reflects our customer base. We believe it is key to getting the best people we need to deliver a world class railway.
1 job with High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
As a Senior Area Engineer at HS2, you will lead a small engineering team on the delivery of cost-effective design solutions .