HS2 contracts on offer

A conference will be held today in Birmingham for companies who want to win contracts to build HS2. The high speed line will link the East and West Midlands with London and the north.

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Midlands firms find out about potential HS2 contracts

Firms from the Midlands have been finding out about projects they could get involved in, linked to the planned HS2 scheme connecting London to the region.

£10billion pounds worth of contracts are on offer during the first phase, which connects the capital to Birmingham.

The second phase to Leeds and Sheffield is planned to go through the East Midlands, with the creation of a new station in Toton in Nottinghamshire.

The commercial director of HS2 Ltd, Beth West, told ITV News Central that today's conference was about letting firms know about the potential contracts on offer.

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