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HS2 - Articles and news items

Government confirms preferred HS2 Phase 2 route

Rail industry news / 15 November 2016 /

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has set out the Government’s preferred HS2 Phase 2 route and announces £900m preparatory work contract.

Government confirms new West Coast franchise will operate WCML & HS2 services

Rail industry news / 4 November 2016 /

The UK government has confirmed the new West Coast franchise will combine the West Coast Main Line with the development and introduction of High Speed 2 (HS2) services.

Government reaffirms commitment to HS2 construction

Rail industry news / 12 October 2016 /

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has reiterated Government commitment to pressing ahead with the UK’s next high speed rail link, HS2.

Report calls for part privatisation of Network Rail and scrappage of HS2

Rail industry news / 8 September 2016 /

A new report published by the Adam Smith Institute has called on the government to part privatise Network Rail and scrap HS2 to reduce cost on the taxpayer.

Reaction to new HS2 South Yorkshire route recommendations

Rail industry news / 8 July 2016 /

The government is to review new options put forward for the HS2 South Yorkshire route which could abandon original plans for a high speed station at Meadowhall in Sheffield.

Businesses urged to take advantage of HS2 opportunities

Rail industry news / 7 July 2016 /

The UK Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, has encouraged businesses to take advantage of the opportunities HS2 will bring and bid for project contracts.

HS2 rail line to Crewe will open 6 years ahead of schedule

Rail industry news / 30 November 2015 /

HS2 rail link connecting Birmingham to Crewe will open 6 years ahead of schedule in 2027, confirmed Chancellor George Osborne on 30 November 2015.

Marketforce’s inaugural rail event goes full speed ahead

Rail industry news / 24 September 2015 /

Over 150 senior figures attended Marketforce’s newest rail event in the heart of central London last week…

Chancellor announces start of £11.8bn HS2 bidding process

Rail industry news / 24 September 2015 /

The UK government’s High Speed Two (HS2) rail project reached a significant milestone in its development with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announcing the bidding process for the first phase of work.

HS2 construction on track for 2017

Rail industry news / 17 June 2015 /

High Speed 2 (HS2) has moved a step closer as Parliament announces debate on updated plans for construction.

UK Transport Secretary confirms high-speed rail for Northern Powerhouse

Rail industry news / 2 June 2015 /

In a speech made in Leeds on the 1st June, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin outlines the government’s priority for high-speed rail and the Northern Powerhouse.

Economic Affairs Select Committee report unconvinced by HS2 case

Rail industry news / 25 March 2015 /

In a report published today, The Economic Affairs Select Committee concluded the Government has currently not made a convincing case for HS2 and must do so before Parliament passes the Bill.


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