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The Supply Chain School is working closely with HS2, its Main Works Civil Contractors and Station Contractors to offer a combined, strategic learning and development programme for all current and prospective suppliers and sub-contractors.

Follow the link below to access the range of online content, learning pathways and training workshops being provided through this collaborative programme.



Benefits of HS2


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.
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Better transport links between our cities and regions is bringing more investment to the Midlands and North, helping to level up the country.
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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.
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About HS2

HS2 is a new high-speed, zero carbon railway which will form the spine of Britain’s transport network. It will connect Manchester, Birmingham and London with HS2 trains also continuing on the existing rail network to Scotland. 170 miles of new high-speed line is already under construction between Crewe and London. In total, the Government is planning over 260 miles of new high speed line across the country.

HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe, and the most important economic and social regeneration project in decades. Along Phase One between the West Midlands and London there are hundreds of active sites, supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the UK.

The extension of the line from the West Midlands to Crewe received Parliamentary approval in 2021 and will be the first extension of high-speed rail into the North of England.

The Bill to complete the route from Crewe into Manchester was deposited in Parliament in January 2022 to go through the approval process.


HS2: BIM Upskilling Platform


The HS2 BIM Upskilling Platform, hosted by the Supply Chain School, raises knowledge across industry and ensures a consistent message is delivered to HS2 Ltd.’s extensive supply chain and delivery partners, by providing a wide range of free to access e-learning courses and resources on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering.

This platform is an accessible source of upskilling materials on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering with specific focus on the Rail industry. It aims to provide engaging and innovative learning experience for all users, including self-service learning and assessment, HS2 specific e-learning, videos; links to industry standards and best -practice guidance documents.

Click to access the HS2 BIM Upskilling Platform here.

HS2 Route

HS2 will integrate with new high-speed lines and upgrades across Britain’s existing rail system to deliver faster travel to many towns and cities across Britain not directly on the HS2 route, including Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby.

The construction of the new railway is split into three phases:

  • Phase One linking London and the West Midlands;
  • Phase 2a linking the West Midlands and the North via Crewe; and
  • Phase 2b completing the railway to Manchester, the East Midlands and the North.

HS2 Strategic Goals

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train services.

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

Environmental Sustainability Vision
HS2 is both a catalyst for growth and the most sustainable railway of its type in the world. Our Environmental Sustainability Vision explains how we will achieve this.
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Zero Carbon Plan
HS2's Net Zero Carbon Plan explains the work we have undertaken to date and our progress towards ‘destination net zero’ in 2035. We are taking bold action to reduce our carbon emissions ahead of this date.
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Supporting Local Business
The Local Business Toolkit is a short series of videos showcasing our support for local businesses and how we are engaging local communities.
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“At HS2 we recognise we are raising the bar on sustainability standards and expect our supply chain to step up. We also acknowledge that if we ask our supply chain to do something exceptional we must support them. Our Partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School is one of the ways we do this.”
Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer, HS2 Ltd.
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