16,000 new (HS2) rail jobs in the UK
On 17th July 2017 the UK Government confirmed companies that will be awarded HS2 Phase One contracts. The major construction contracts, which will be delivered by a number of companies, is worth £6.6 billion and expected to create 16,000 new jobs throught contract opportunities over the next six years.
Phase One of HS2 includes e.g. construction of tunnels, bridges, embarkments and viaducts between London Euston and Birmingham. The route is expected to be ready for operations by 2026.
To find out more visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-big-hs2-contracts-to-build-brit...
Graphics: Map of HS2 North routes; source: www.gov.uk