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As part of a consultant team led by WSP, Expedition has been appointed to work on the new HS2 Euston Station in London. HS2 is will be the first high speed railway within the UK that provides new connections between its major conurbations. Recognised as the county’s largest infrastructure project, HS2 will significantly enable the future growth of the nation’s economy.

The new HS2 Euston Station includes 11 new 400m long platforms that will be used exclusively by HS2 high speed trains between London, Birmingham and the north of England. Located to the west side of the existing Network Rail Euston Station, the new HS2 station will include new passenger concourse areas together with new connections to the London Underground stations at Euston and Euston Square. The station design also allows for the construction of over site commercial developments above part of the station footprint.

Expedition’s role within the WSP team is focuses on the civil and structural design aspects of the project through the RIBA Stage 2 stage. Also working alongside Wilkinson Eyre architects, Expedition is assisting in the development of design solutions that can improve the functionality of the station and also make the project as cost effective as possible.

The design team for the new HS2 Euston Station needs to overcome numerous challenges set by its highly constrained site at Euston. Not least of these is to ensure that the existing Network Rail station can remain fully operational at all times during the construction of the new station.

Stage A of the new station is due to open in 2026 when Phase 1 of the HS2 line between London and Birmingham is expected to become operational with journey times between the two cities being reduced down to just 49 minutes.

Pete Winslow

HS2 Euston Station