Useful links

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-contract-opportunities – updated 13/4/17

HS2 contract opportunities – GOV.UKwww.gov.uk Find information about contracts awarded directly by HS2 Ltd, including the status of current and future opportunities. Details on live direct procurements and …

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/15219564.MP_celebrating_25_years_praises__fantastic__constituency_with__kind_and_generous__people/

MP celebrating 25 years praises ‘fantastic’ constituency with ‘kind and generous’ peoplewww.bucksfreepress.co.uk A south Bucks MP, who is celebrating 25 years in the role, has spoken out about her “fantastic” constituency and its “kind and generous”…

https://hs2andtheenvironment.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/good-news-for-voles-part-3/       Phase 1 Station Design:     http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/15224399.National_news__HS2_rail_project_seeks_architects__designers_and_developers/ – syndicated article   https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/53180/hs2-seeks-station-designers-as-peer-calls-for-audit-of-costs – subscriber access only, not available from Google       Air Pollution:     http://camdennewjournal.com/article/with-hs2-the-health-concerns-of-air-pollution-must-be-addressed-for-camden-people       Ancient Woodland:     http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/news/new-report-says-hs2-will-destroy-ancient-hucknall-woods-1-8490566       CH2M / Mace / HS2:     http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/15223631.Has_it_been_evaluated_/ – also published by other local papers       Crossrail 2 & HS2:     http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/london-and-south-east-councils-unite-to-back-crucial-crossrail-2-a3514341.html   http://www.chingfordtimes.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108503&headline=London%20councils%20call%20on%20government%20for%20Crossrail%20two%20backing%20-%20connecting%20Tottenham%20Hale%20and%20South%20West%20London&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017   https://transport-network.co.uk/London-and-SE-councils-tell-Govt-to-commit-to-Crossrail-2/13994       Engineering Skills / Education:     http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/new-institute-for-high-speed-rail-engineering-at-leeds   https://www.matchtech.com/Rail-remains-upbeat-over-future     http://www.blmforum.net/mag/steel-donation-will-help-create-rail-engineers-of-the-future/     http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/lincolnshire-s-manufacturing-diversity-is-putting-it-on-the-map/story-30135456-detail/story.html       Events:     https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee0odulkf1989f82&oseq=&c=&ch=   https://www.gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk/events/hs2-enabling-works-meet-the-contractor-day   http://ihbconline.co.uk/newsachive/?p=15380 – Reminder deadline 18 April for IHBC member opportunity for HS2       HS2 Costs:     http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-hs2-millstone-1-8489732   https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/53171/hs2-easier-to-cost-accurately-than-rail-enhancements- – subscriber access only, not available from Google       Train Manufacturers:     http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/why-derby-s-bombardier-is-no-stranger-to-working-with-rivals/story-30266861-detail/story.html       Other:   http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/citys-first-three-day-rock-12884102     http://www.vikieshanks.com/hs2-a-catastrophic-white-elephant-thats-trampling-all-over-us-and-you/     http://camdennewjournal.com/article/now-we-are-leaving-the-eu-lets-ditch-its-hs2-plan-too     http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/12/technology/germany-hydrogen-powered-train/index.html     http://www.winsfordguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/15223542.We___re_not_all_in_it_together/ – also published by other local papers     http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/chesterfield-champion-the-locals-are-warm-open-and-very-down-to-earth-1-8492694     https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/borough-mps-issue-hands-off-our-greenbelt-warning-to-wmca-candidate/     http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/15220322.Car_park_charges_idea_is_a_cash_cow/ –  also published by other local papers     https://www.journalism.co.uk/media-jobs/news-editor-construction-news/s75/a702612/     http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/west-midlands-traffic-jams-mayor-12891192     http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/design-engineering-features/technology/exciting-times-ahead-as-spacex-inspires-uk-to-join-space-race/153792/     https://www.buyassociation.co.uk/2017/04/13/strong-northern-housing-market/         https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/weston-williamson-picked-for-hs2s-east-midlands-hub/10019058.article Weston Williamson picked for HS2’s East Midlands Hub       http://www.hortweek.com/major-infrastructure-opportunities-landscapers/landscape/article/1430382 Major infrastructure opportunities for landscapers       https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/events/cn-summit/top-clients-sign-up-to-cn-summit-2017/10018828.article Top clients sign up to CN Summit 2017       Sarah Green has sent a link to the Colne Valley event held on 8 April: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2lT9SjYtc8&t=19s – Dance for the Trees/Stop HS2 – 8:43 minutes   https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/transport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/hs2-ch2m-contract-16-17/

HS2: CH2M contract one-off sessionwww.parliament.ukTransport Committee’s one-off evidence session on CH2M’s decision to withdraw HS2 contract

http://stophs2.org/news/16875-landowner-wins-compensation-court-battle-hs2

Landowner Wins Compensation Court Battle Against HS2stophs2.orgA landowner has won a landmark tribunal on compensation rights against HS2 Ltd, who were trying to claim that not all of their landholding should be bought out by Government. The Lands Tribunal has come down in favour of an unnamed Landowner after two day …

Phase 1 Station Design:     http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-balfour-beatty-crrc-nanjing-puzhen-rail-transport-hs2-5785304       Ancient Woodland:     http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/calls-to-rethink-hs2-route-or-risk-losing-irreplaceable-woods/story-30267317-detail/story.html       CH2M / Mace / HS2:     http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/15223529.Government_quizzed_by_Mid_Cheshire_Against_HS2_over_withdrawal_of_firm/ – also published by other local papers               https://hs2andtheenvironment.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/good-news-for-voles-part-2/       https://prestudentconversation.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/ethical-arguments-around-hs2/ – pretty pointless to use figures of the cost of Phase 1 from 2013 – £19.4bn!!!

Ethical arguments around HS2prestudentconversation.wordpress.comConstruction of a new high speed railway line through predominantly rural [1] areas, with stage 1 linking London to Birmingham. Phase 1’s cost is estimated at £19.4 billion [2] and is funded by gov…

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/09/john-mcdonnell-blames-media-and-internal-splits-for-labours-poll-misery           https://www.ft.com/content/f38eb0c6-0329-11e7-aa5b-6bb07f5c8e12 Closing the gender gap needs support from the boss   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-design-vision

HS2 Design Vision – GOV.UKwww.gov.ukThis Design Vision sets out the role that design can play in making High Speed Two a catalyst for growth across Britain.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/607020/HS2_Design_Vision_Booklet.pdf – 26 pages     https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-one-exceptional-hardship-scheme-applications-statistics – updated 6/4/17   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568944/NTS_Panel_membership_Nov_2016.pdf – 3 pages   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568959/Need_to_sell_scheme_-_panel_guidancev.pdf – 19 pages       https://cedrec.com/whats-new/summary/regulation/si/26032/index_s.htm     http://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/construction-news/releases-latest-regional-hs2-ebooks/         Phase 2:     http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/villagers-calling-for-evacuation-exercise-before-hs2-gets-going/story-30252071-detail/story.html     http://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/ebooks/hs2-north-2/ – 28 pages – mostly the same as South, with 2 pages on HS3         CH2M / Mace / HS2:     https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2017-04-05/debates/EA40812D-0830-439E-B2F7-B4F9E463753C/HS2AndCH2M – also available from: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2017-04-05a.1053.1&s=speaker%3A13505 – HS2 and CH2M – Question/ 5 Apr 2017/ House of Lords debates   https://www.pressreader.com/uk/yorkshire-post/20170406/281822873650067 – No inquiry over £170m HS2 deal   http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featuremarchs-top-stories-trimble-and-railhead-deal-ch2m-withdraws-from-hs2-contract-5779841/     Landscape destruction:     https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/environment/hs2-will-bring-trail-destruction-norths-ancient-woodlands-campaigners-warn/   http://www.hortweek.com/ancient-woodland-threatened-second-phase-hs2-says-woodland-trust/arboriculture/article/1429903   http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/news/2017/04/05/farewell-park-hall-nature-reserve