The business case for High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) was dealt a body-blow today, with the publication of a report which raises serious questions about the research which has gone into the project.
If High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) is to achieve a groundswell of public support then the wider economic case for it needs to be made, a panel of transport experts concluded last night.
The Conservative party's failure to adequately fight HS2 are the last straw - lifelong Tories who oppose it should vote for Ukip.
Campaigners are set to discover whether the coalition's much-disputed high speed rail consultation was illegal when a judge finally delivers his ruling later.
The Department for Transport has been told to 'get its house in order' by MPs following the bungling of the InterCity West Coast rail franchise competition.
Campaigners intent on stopping the construction of Britain's new high speed rail system were gearing up for a fight today, after the route of the line was announced.
Proponents of high speed rail say this week will mark the start of a new age of the railway in Britain, as David Cameron prepares to finally give the go-ahead for the project.
High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) has come under fire from the chairman of Britain's first high-speed rail network, in a further setback for officials at the Department for Transport.
The abandoned west coast main line rail franchise could be followed by the scrapping of the Department for Transport's controversial planned high speed rail network linking London with Birmingham, its opponents are hoping.
It's going to take 20 years to finish and cost the taxpayer an eye-watering £32 billion. No wonder the government's High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project has plenty of advocates – and enemies.
Julian Huppert, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party committee on transport, comments on high speed rail
Matthew Sinclair, director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, comments on high speed rail
Sarah Lee, head of policy for the Countryside Alliance, comments on high speed rail
Craig Bennet, Friends of the Earth's director of policy and campaigns, comments on high speed rail
Ministers are hoping new tunnels and extensions to planned ones will end opposition to high-speed rail plans announced today.
Transport committee chair Louise Ellman outlines the findings of her committee's report on high speed rail:
Stop HS2 campaign coordinator Joe Rukin responds to the Commons' transport committee's report on high speed rail:
A Department for Transport spokesperson responds to the Commons' transport committee's report on high speed rail:
Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle responds to the Commons' transport committee's report on high speed rail:
MPs have told both sides of the high speed rail debate to stop "name-calling" in their report assessing the government's proposals.
David Cameron could suffer his first Cabinet resignation from a Conservative party member over plans to build high-speed rail.