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HS2 Project Begins!

23 March 2018

Very exciting! Our site accommodation has arrived at the first HS2 compound.

Nixon Hire are supplying a whole range of equipment, including plant, so stay posted for more project updates!

HS2, or High Speed 2, is an innovative high speed railway which will link London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester.

Its estimated that when completed HS2 will carry up to 26,000 people PER HOUR! With the route operating exclusively as a high speed passenger network , freight trains and slow commuter trains will not use the network.

In HS2 the story so far, Andrew McNaughton, Chief Technical Director, said, “Basically, as a  dedicated passenger railway, we can carry more people per hour than two  motorways. It’s phenomenal capacity. It pretty much triples the number  of seats long-distance to the North of England.”