HS2 is a state-of-the-art, high-speed line critical for the UK’s low carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country, and is integral to rail projects in the North and Midlands – helping rebalance the UK economy.
There are three main benefits of HS2:
- Capacity – taking inter-city trains off the existing rail network will free up more space for commuter and freight services, helping to relieve overcrowding and take lorries off the road.
- Connectivity – better transport links between our cities and regions is bringing more investment to the Midlands and North, helping to level up the country
- Carbon – HS2 will be the low carbon option for long distance travel, emitting 17 times less carbon than the equivalent domestic flight and 7 times less carbon than the equivalent car journey
Our Environmental Policy sets out our guiding principles on environmental protection and management, as we construct and operate the new railway. Thus, it’s important that our supply chain understand why it’s so important to work with us to develop an exemplar project through seeking environmental enhancements and benefits whilst limiting negative impacts. To learn more, watch a short e-learning module that we have created, which explains our environmental objectives in a little more detail.
We have produced a supplier guide highlighting what is important to HS2 Ltd and what will be required from our supply chain. Information about contract opportunities in its supply chain are available on our HS2 contract opportunities page.