HS2 is now being built and will form the spine of Britain’s rail system. Around 345 miles of brand new new high speed track will connect Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and London. HS2 trains will also run on the existing network, serving towns and cities in the North West, North East and Scotland. Britain’s biggest build will connect 30 million people and 8 of our largest cities, with 25 stops from Scotland to South East England.
In delivering the HS2 Air Quality Strategy commitments to avoid and minimise impacts from construction on local Air Quality, HS2 has set strict emission requirements for both on- and off-road vehicles and plant. HS2 aims to raise the bar on vehicle emission standards and leave a legacy for future projects, by becoming industry leaders in setting vehicle emissions standards and extending them across the country. They are determined to use the project’s scale and duration to help cut the release of harmful combustion engine emissions by stipulating contractors building Britain’s new high speed rail network use the cleanest vehicles and machinery available.
In her keynote presentation at EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, South 2021, HS2’s Air Quality Lead, Andrea Davidson, touched on the key commitments HS2 has made from an Air Quality perspective, highlighting some of the key challenges to date and overviewing some of the major innovations HS2 has deployed.
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