The Engineer Q&A: HS2

Few UK engineering projects are more divisive than HS2, the planned high-speed rail link from London to Birmingham and beyond.

To its supporters, including all three main UK political parties, the project will create jobs, take traffic off the roads and help rebalance the economy. To the scheme’s detractors it’s an over-expensive solution to a problem that could solved in other ways, and will have limited benefits.

We’ve asked the team behind the HS2 project, as well as a number of other industry experts, to answer your questions on the engineering challenges behind the project, as well as the case for going ahead with it.

Comments are now closed. Thanks for all your questions. We’ll publish the answers in our forthcoming August digital issue.