Delayed HS2 second-phase route unveiled

The Guardian Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent10 hrs ago   © PA The government says it expects the £55bn scheme to be fully operational by 2033. The preferred route for the second phase of HS2 has been published, setting out exactly where the government will…

Offer of £70m fund to ease HS2’s blight on homes is an insult, say MPs: Opponents brand the line a ‘vanity project’ and dismiss money as a ‘drop in the ocean’ 

Daily Mail Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said Britain needs HS2 ‘now more than ever’ Local authorities can apply for £70million of Government grants, but this has been branded a ‘drop in the ocean’ Tory MP Cheryl Gillan said the fund ‘won’t go anywhere near…

HS2 has a strong case for pressing the pause button

Originally published on 51M. The Department for Transport, to the sound of much celebration, announced details of the new East Anglia franchise. By 2021 there will be 1,144 additional week day services; improved connections; 1,040 new carriages; and 32,000 more seats for the morning…

HS2: Is it too big to fail?

Writeyou Cheryl Gillan MP HS2: Is it too big to fail? Posted by Cheryl Gillan MP on 17 August 2016 For nearly seven years, much has been written about HS2, the proposed railway line to connect London to Birmingham, then on to Manchester and…

HS2 It’s time to think again

0203 286 8701 [email protected]   Let Your MP Know About HS2 As you will be aware, there is a new Secretary of State for Transport. There are also at least six cabinet members who are sceptical about HS2. It is therefore time to remind your MP…