HS2 in Hillingdon
Find out what HS2 means for Hillingdon
In Hillingdon, the HS2 route will surface from the new Northolt Tunnel (that connects Old Oak Common to West Ruislip), at the West Ruislip Portal, which sits alongside the existing Chiltern railway line.
The route will then cross over a new bridge close to the existing Chiltern Line railway bridge, and towards the Colne Valley Viaduct.
Two tunnelling machines will be launched from the West Ruislip Portal and will travel five miles east underground to create the western section of the Northolt Tunnel.
Current engagement activities
We recently delivered engagement activities in Hillingdon about tunnelling in the area, including the tunnel locations, how tunnels will be dug and how we will manage the impacts of tunnelling. We held two online events with a presentation and question and answer session and a programme of virtual one to ones.
We will publish a set of Frequently Asked Questions about tunnelling on these pages shortly.
HS2 Works in your area
Our In your area map brings all our of work notifications together on one page, making it easier for you to navigate and ensure you are kept up-to-date on the work we are doing in your area.
Benefits at a glance
Capacity - HS2 will form the backbone of our rail network
Providing much-needed rail capacity across the country, and and integrating with rail projects in the North and Midlands.
Connectivity - HS2 will help level-up the country
By offering better connections HS2 will help spread jobs and opportunity around the country, driving regeneration.
Carbon - HS2 will be the low carbon option for long distance travel
HS2 will build sustainable, climate-resilient transport infrastructure and cut carbon emissions from the UK transport sector.
What we're delivering in Hillingdon
HS2 has appointed joint venture Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS Railways) to deliver civil engineering works across a 26.4km section of the Phase One route, which will run through Hillingdon.
More than 10 businesses in Hillingdon are working on HS2 already. Almost two-thirds of these businesses are SMEs.
In and around Hillingdon, three CEF projects worth almost £358,000 have already been awarded.