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HS2 Project Update, October 2022

This short video, hosted by Chief Executive Mark Thurston, provides an update on some of the progress we've been making on HS2 - the landmark infrastructure project, which will provide zero carbon travel, better connect major towns and cities and increase capacity on the rail network.

In the last three months, the rapid pace of HS2’s construction has seen more than 2,300 people join the ‘orange army’ building HS2’s stations, viaducts, bridges and embankments, taking the current total workforce to just under 30,000.

Major civil engineering works are now underway with £23 billion of contracts invested into the supply chain, and businesses and employees in every region of the UK benefitting from that investment, and helping to build HS2.

We have now welcomed well over 950 apprentices to the HS2 project, creating an important skills legacy for the UK, including a new cohort of HS2 Ltd apprentices who joined us in September.

They form part of the almost 30,000-strong workforce delivering HS2, spread across more than 350 sites between London, the Midlands and Crewe.

The next three years will see us pass a series of major project milestones as our main works hit peak construction on Phase One, supporting more than 34,000 jobs.

We will be sharing more of these updates over the coming months and years as we continue to deliver Britain’s new high-speed railway.

Video uploaded on 02/11/2022 12:00am.

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