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Overview of HS2

HS2 Ltd is the organisation responsible for developing and delivering HS2  - Britain's first high-speed rail network. 


HS2 will be built in two phases: Phase One, between London and the West Midlands, is expected to open in 2026; and Phase Two, from Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester, is expected to open in 2033.

Phase One includes four new stations, two in London at Euston and Old Oak Common, and two in the West Midlands at the Birmingham Interchange and Curzon Street in the centre of Birmingham. 

The infrastructure is being designed to accommodate trains running at 400 kph. Stations are being designed for 400m long trains capable of carrying 1100 passengers at a frequency of up to 18 trains per hour.


Further information on HS2 and their work can be found on their website:



Market information document

HS2's Market Information Document is provided as a source of reference material for potential suppliers.

This document includes:

  • a background to the HS2 Programme and HS2 Ltd;
  • a summary of where HS2 Ltd is in the procurement process;
  • key aspects of the HS2 Phase One Outline Procurement Strategy;
  • HS2 Ltd’s Sustainability Policy;
  • the position on Building Information Modelling (BIM);
  • potential market constraints;
  • useful supporting information; and
  • key contact information.
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