About HS2 Long Itchington Wood Tunnel, North Portal

The Long Itchington Wood Tunnel is a 1.6km (1 mile), twin bore tunnel on the new high speed railway in Warwickshire.

The tunnel will run under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire – an ancient woodland – and is an important part of HS2’s environmental strategy to protect nature.

One tunnel boring machine (TBM), named Dorothy, is being used to create the tunnel and is the first TBM on the Midlands section of HS2.


Visitors have the chance to visit the North Portal of the Long Itchington Wood Tunnel. Here they will be able to see the model of TBM Dorothy at the visitor centre and look out at the site from the viewing platform and speak to staff who work on the scheme.


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About HS2

HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

HS2 is the UK’s flagship transport levelling up project. It is the biggest rail investment ever made in the North of England and is Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

The new high-speed line will run between the North West and the South East, stopping at Manchester, Birmingham and London with trains continuing on the existing network to Scotland ...