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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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HS2 is a 'political vanity project' pushed through by a 'train geek'

HS2 is a 'political vanity project' pushed through by a 'train geek'

A campaigner from the HS2 Action Alliance has branded the high speed rail line a "political vanity project" following new proposals for a £1 billion train station in west London.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Building more roads is ‘pouring money down the drain’, says transport expert

Transport expert Christian Wolmar has said that spending money on roads instead of railways is “pouring money down the drain”, after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced last Monday a new £28.8 billion fund to improve the UK’s road infrastructure and build new ones.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

More high-speed rail lines would boost UK economy, says think-tank

New lines and improved connections between cities could reduce reliance on London according to a new report

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Commons committee says former HS2 boss 'not held to account' over unauthorised payments

Former HS2 boss Simon Kirby could face action over 'shocking waste of taxpayer money'

Former HS2 boss could face action over 'shocking waste of taxpayer money'

The Public Accounts Committee says redundancy payments worth £1.76 million to staff working at HS2 were a 'shocking waste of taxpayer money.'

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Government awards contracts to build phase one of new HS2 railway line

Government awards contracts to build phase one of new HS2 railway line

Government awards contracts to build phase one of new HS2 railway line

The railway line construction is believed to support 16,000 jobs

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

HS2: The government reveals its chosen route for northern section

HS2: Government reveals preferred northern section route and is met with anger in Sheffield

Government reveals chosen HS2 route for northern section and residents are angry

A housing estate called Mexborough could be destroyed to make way for the railway

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

HS2: Services to be run by West Coast Main Line operator

HS2: Services to be run by West Coast Main Line operator

HS2: Services to be run by West Coast Main Line operator

HS2 is scheduled to be up and running by 2026

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

HS2: 'Our transport system is a mess but needs sensible planning', says Natalie Bennett

We need better alternatives to HS2, says Natalie Bennett

We need better alternatives to HS2, says Natalie Bennett

Former Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett insisted the money could be spent in other areas.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

'HS2 is the worst of the various rail opportunities Philip Hammond has', says Vince Cable

HS2 written off as a 'dodgy project' by former minister Vince Cable

HS2 written off as a 'dodgy project' by former minister Vince Cable

Former business secretary also said HS2 is the worst of the options facing Chancellor Philip Hammond