HS2 in Northamptonshire
Find out more about HS2 in Northamptonshire
The new high speed rail network in Northamptonshire will travel underground in two new eco-friendly ‘green tunnels’ while three viaducts will be designed to blend into the landscape.
Within Northamptonshire will feature 2.6km of the Greatworth Green Tunnel and 2.4km of Chipping Warden Green Tunnels.
There will be three viaducts constructed at Edgcote, Lower Thorpe and Highfurlong Brook, and a main works compound at Chipping Warden.
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 Northamptonshire
HS2 has appointed joint venture Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB) to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the Phase One route, which will run north east of Banbury and east of Brackley.
More than 150 businesses working on HS2 already are located within Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. Over three-quarters of these businesses are SMEs.
In Northamptonshire, 18 CEF projects worth more than £825,000 have already been awarded.