East Japan Railway Company will advise on reliability, safety and noise reduction.
West Midlands transport authority Centro was this week poised to seek changes to the High Speed 2 (HS2) hybrid bill to include provisions for a major rail interchange in Birmingham.
Decades of disruption caused by construction would be avoided by accelerating High Speed 2 (HS2) works in Manchester, senior transport experts said last week.
New High Speed 2 boss re-engineers scheme to speed delivery.
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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