Archive: High Speed Rail

George Osborne: Very good at digging holes

George Osborne's 'northern powerhouse' speech in full

Read the script of the chancellor's speech setting out the case for linking northern England's cities together - and using a new high-speed rail link to do so, to boot - delivered in Manchester this morning

Opinion Former Articles

  • Campaigners don't see the points of HS2

    HS2's enemies take heart from rail franchise fiasco

    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.

  • Does Britain need an equivalent to France's TGV?

    Feature: Will High Speed 2 end up derailed?

    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.

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