Government will not rush construction of High Speed 2 (HS2) and the case for starting work from the North earlier was not as clear cut as some people believe, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin told MPs this week.
Anti-High Speed 2 (HS2) campaigners plan to take their case to the United Nations and the European Court of Justice after losing an appeal at the Supreme Court.
Simon Kirby is to leave Network Rail to become boss of High Speed 2 promoter HS2 Ltd.
The case for bringing forward construction of the northern section of High Speed 2 (HS2) has strengthened, according to an influential panel of MPs.
Last month saw a major milestone in the push for a second high speed rail line in the UK, when the hybrid bill for phase one of High Speed Two (HS2) was put before Parliament.
With High Speed 2 in judicial review, plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel about to go before the Planning Inspectorate and the very future ownership of Britain’s highway network up for debate, the challenge of uniting short-term public need for economic growth with long-term sustainable infrastructure development has never been greater.
The £32.7bn project comprises the planning and construction of the UK's second high-speed railway, set to run northward from London to the Midlands and beyond
- Relevant links:
- High Speed 2 video
- High Speed 2 website
- High Speed 2 public consultation website
- Department for Transport mini-site on high speed rail
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