HS2

Councils urges rethink of overground HS2 station

21/01/2022

An underground station to accommodate HS2 in Manchester would deliver economic benefits worth £333m a year more than the current overground plan, new analysis has found.

Bucks takes dispute over HS2 lorry routes to court

15/11/2021

Buckinghamshire Council has issued High Court challenges against six decisions by the Planning Inspectorate in a dispute over lorry routes for HS2 construction.

Regions losing faith in levelling-up agenda, survey reveals

10/11/2020

Only a fifth of people from the Midlands and the North think the Government is doing enough to level up the economy, according to a new study.

TV presenter launches legal challenge against ‘vanity project’ HS2

04/03/2020

The TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has launched a legal challenge against HS2 in order to stop the ‘largest deforestation project’ since WWI.

HS2 based on false prospectus, Berkeley claims

06/01/2020

HS2 will cost at least £107bn to complete and its business case is based on unrealistic claims about how many trains could run on the new line, according to the former deputy chair of the Government’s review into the scheme.

Oakervee report 'backs full HS2 network'

12/11/2019

The Oakervee review into HS2, commissioned by the government, has recommended the full high speed rail network go ahead including the eastern leg, according to reports.

North and Midlands ‘must take control’ of HS2, report says

16/10/2019

A review of HS2 has warned against stopping work on the high-speed network and insisted that the North and Midlands ‘must take control’ of the project.

Not so fast - HS2 could be cut at both ends

07/10/2019

Council leaders in West Yorkshire have warned of ‘grave consequences’ after it was reported that the leg of HS2 from the Midlands to Leeds could be axed.

Woodland clearances for HS2 temporarily halted

16/09/2019

The Government has called a temporary and conditional halt to the removal of ancient woodlands for HS2 while the high speed train programme is reviewed.

PM urged to invest over £45m in the Midlands rail network

12/09/2019

The Prime Minister has been urged to get behind a multi-billion pound plan to ‘supercharge’ the Midland’s economy by reforming its rail network.

HS2 proposals could bring £1.4bn of benefits, Midlands transport body says

09/09/2019

New plans submitted to the review of the controversial HS2 scheme propose directly connecting the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham and Leicester and Leeds with high speed trains.

Council leaders calls for green light on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

03/09/2019

Council leaders have joined a new campaign to ensure the Government goes ahead with HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).

Northern leaders to review controversial HS2 scheme

27/08/2019

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership will hold a review into HS2 to ensure the North is ‘properly heard’ in the Government-commissioned review of the scheme.

Whitehall warned not to ‘scrap’ HS2 as review announced

21/08/2019

The Government has announced an independent review into ‘whether and how’ the HS2 programme should proceed.

MPs call for more commitment to transport in the North

29/04/2019

A group of over 80 Parliamentarians have written to the Chancellor arguing that the Government does not have to choose between HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail because ‘we need both’.

What does High Speed Rail really mean to you?

30/07/2018

Craig Wakeman, programme manager for the West Midlands Combined Authority’s HS2 Growth Delivery team, explains the real impacts HS2 will have.

Extra £8m HS2 funding for environmental projects

25/06/2018

A 'green corridor' will be created alongside the HS2 high-speed railway to create a network of environmental projects from the capital to the north of England, it has been announced.

‘Improved connectivity’ will close economic gap between regions, says HS2 company

30/11/2017

Improved connectivity will drive growth across much of the UK and help close the gap between the best and worst performing regions, according to a new study.

Winners of £6.6bn HS2 contracts announced

17/07/2017

Ministers have announced the winning bidders to help build the first phase of HS2, awarding contracts expected to be worth £6.6bn.

Engineering giant pulls out of £170m HS2 contract

30/03/2017

HS2 Ltd welcomed a decision by engineering giant CH2M to pull out of a development contract worth £170m after rivals raised conflict of interest concerns.

HS2 to be given ‘green light’

23/02/2017

HS2 is to be given the go-ahead today in a move supporters hope will deliver an additional £14bn to the UK economy.

Government pledges to press ahead with HS2

12/10/2016

The Government has confirmed its commitment to pressing ahead with HS2, arguing a high speed railway is vital for boosting jobs and regeneration along the route.

Public still ‘in the dark’ over HS2, MPs say

14/09/2016

More information on the costs and impact of the HS2 rail project must be made available, MPs have demanded.

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