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Case Study

HS2 represents a nationally significant market opportunity. In total, there are approximately 350 businesses currently in the local HS2 supply chain; ranging from large companies to small to medium sized businesses. 

The rolling stock procurement will provide openings in areas including: design, engineering, technology and customer experience. Trains will be introduced into service from 2026.

HS2 has established an Accelerator programme with the Connected Places Catapult and Innovation Birmingham to foster collaborative working with small and medium enterprises and the core members of the HS2 supplier network. 

The Accelerator will drive innovation in the design & build of HS2; innovate railway operations to delivery world class leading customer experiences; and to build a legacy of knowledge, expertise and new commercial opportunities as HS2 is developed.