HS2 logistics hub will help cut carbon emissions

Our Skanska Costain STRABAG JV has constructed a 30-acre logistics hub where waste from our London tunnels and other local HS2 sites will be processed. The hub, near Willesden Junction, will form the beating heart of the logistics operation for HS2 in London.


The hub will process the 5.6million tonnes of earth which will be excavated to allow construction of HS2’s 26 miles of London tunnels. Once processed, it will be taken by train to three locations across the United Kingdom to be re-used.

At its peak, eight trains will leave and arrive at the logistics hub every day, maximising the use of rail freight in the construction of HS2 in London and reducing by one million the number of lorry movements on the UK’s roads. It will also reduce carbon emissions for logistics by 40 per cent.

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Last updated: 04/02/2022