What we do

HS1 Ltd holds the concession from government to operate, manage and maintain the high-speed railway infrastructure until December 2040.

The use of the high-speed route by both international and domestic traffic, has created technical boundaries, interfaces and interdependencies to manage and this is achieved through contractual relationships with a large number of stakeholders, including regulators, customers, operators, suppliers and other entities.

  • Network Rail (High Speed) is our contractor for maintaining and operating the railway infrastructure and three of our stations, St Pancras International, Stratford International and Ebbsfleet International
  • Eurostar International Ltd maintain and operate Ashford International Station on our behalf
  • Train operating companies offer services to passengers on the railway

HS1 Ltd's railway infrastructure has physical connections with Eurotunnel, the DBS freight depot at Dollands Moor and the Network Rail classic railway at Ashford, Ebbsfleet, Ripple Lane and domestic lines north of London.