Welsh firms get inside track on HS2 contract bids

Welsh businesses find out today how to bid for contracts worth around £10bn from Britain's largest infrastructure project.

A high speed train using HS1, the Channel Tunnel. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

HS2 is the high speed railway initially linking Birmingham and London.

Today HS2 Ltd's senior management team are in Cardiff.

"The HS2 team are laying down their marker now, looking for suppliers throughout the UK to support the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham and we have a range of suppliers in Wales that can add value to the project. Good suppliers, with a track record of excellent service, products and expertise"

– Edwina Hart AM, Economy Minister