HS2 - High Speed Rail 2

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  • "Chesham & Amersham MP Cheryl Gillan had earlier asked the Transport Secretary what recent estimate he had made of the cost to date of High Speed 2"

    MPs demand High Speed 2 cost certainty

    Pressure is mounting on the Government to keep costs associated with delivering High Speed 2 in check

  • "Works will cover archaeological investigations, site clearance and setting up construction compounds"

    High Speed 2 contracts announced

    Three works contracts to build the first phase of the High Speed 2 railway between London and Birmingham have been announced by the government.

  • "Committee chair Meg Hillier adds there is uncertainty over how High Speed 2 will integrate with the rest of the transport system"

    Clarity urged over High Speed 2 detail

    Government is urged today to set out a realistic timetable for delivering High Speed 2

  • Chris Richards discusses HS2

    IET Video: HS2: what are the facts?

    Depending on whom you ask, HS2 is a colossal waste of taxpayers’ cash, or a brilliant way to kick-start economic growth; an unnecessary half-measure to cut emissions or our best hope of the UK meeting our climate change targets. Few transport issues provoke quite such a strong response from the public.

Infographic: HS2, more than a railway

Infographic: HS2, more than a railway

An infographic showcasing the economic benefits of the HS2 north-south new rail link project.

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