The headquarters for the construction of Phase 1 of HS2 is to be based in Birmingham, it has been announced. The move is expected to mean that up to 1,500 people will be employed in the city. A spokesman for HS2 told Railnews that the move is part of a wider regeneration scheme centred on the site of the future HS2 station at Curzon Street.
Transport for London has announced its intention to award the concession to operate Crossrail services to MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited. The £1.4 billion contract will be for eight years, with an option to extend to ten years. MTR operates the Hong Kong metro and is also a partner with DB on the present London Overground concession. Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “This is great news for passengers across the capital and marks a significant milestone in the project."
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