[UK / Expert] The trains for High Speed 2: six suppliers, five designs [edit]

Last month the bids for high speed rolling stock for the British High Speed 2-project had to be submitted. A big order to design, build, deliver, and maintain at least 54 trains for the high-speed line north of London.  

It is the order in the United Kingdom for suppliers of rolling stock, the tender for the high-speed trains for High Speed 2 (HS2). Bids were due for the 5th of June 2019. At least 54 trains capable of reaching a maximum speed of 360 km/h (225 mph) and compatible with classic infrastructure have to be designed, built, delivered and maintained – a £ 2.750 million (€ 2.500 million) contract.