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HS2 in Northamptonshire

HS2 in Northamptonshire
Artist Impression of proposed Edgcote viaduct

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.

What we're delivering in Northamptonshire

Edgcote viaduct

Set low into the landscape, the 515m long Edgcote viaduct will carry the railway across the floodplain of the River Cherwell.

Lower Thorpe viaduct

The 210m long Lower Thorpe viaduct, two miles to the south, will also be set low into the landscape.

  • Construction

    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.

  • Supply Chain

    More than 150 businesses working on HS2 already are located within Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. Over three-quarters of these businesses are SMEs.

  • Supply Chain

    In Northamptonshire, 18 CEF projects worth more than £825,000 have already been awarded.

Three month construction look ahead

Autumn 2021

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