HS2 Interchange station is expected to create 1000 jobs

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The new HS2 interchange station is going to be constructed in the west midlands and is expec...

Mane Infrastructure Team

By Mane Infrastructure Team

The new HS2 interchange station is going to be constructed in the west midlands and is expected to create up to 1000 new jobs for the next five years. The station will be located near Birmingham Airport and is expected to cost £370 million and will not be open for commercial use till 2029. The station will have direct links to Birmingham International station and the airport and is planning to run five trains per hour through the station which is estimated to be 175,000 passengers per day.. Mark Thurston HS2’s chief executive described the project as ‘transformational for the Midlands’ as the station is designed to use natural ventilation, daylight, solar power, and rainwater harvested from its roof.

Laing O’Rourke has received a contract for the construction of this eco-friendly station and supply chain contracts will be awarded to the businesses of the region. These contracts will cover construction-related services, specialist equipment supply, and manufactured components besides recycling, catering, printing, and cleaning services.

The West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said that “When we think of levelling up in action, HS2 epitomises the potential we can and must unleash by backing the right schemes. “HS2 will reinforce our region’s place at the heart of the UK economy when it starts operating but it is already delivering for the West Midlands today – through job creation, opportunities for local businesses and of course this new station contract.”

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