Following recent speculation regarding the status of ongoing works for HS2 Ltd’s 7km long Euston Tunnel expansion, it has been confirmed that the project will be delayed. The schedule of works recently had doubts cast following the pausing of the Euston station project last month due to the ongoing spikes in costs that have resulted from the recent inflation. This news comes just days after an update of successful preparatory works for a tunnel between Old Oak Common station and a logistics hub at Atlas Road, alongside the launch of its third tunnel boring machine ‘Lydia’. The paused tunnel will run between Old Oak Common and Euston. HS2’s focus will now be firmly entrenched with the delivery of a key section of the line between Old Oak Common and Birmingham Curzon Street, with the Euston section now on hold from its original proposed start date of 2024, until further notice.