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HS2 - Articles and news items

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.

New report examines rail links in the Midlands and North

Rail industry news / 27 October 2014 /

Journey times between the UK cities of Leeds and Manchester could be cut in almost half under proposals published today by Sir David Higgins, Chairman of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd…

Stoke-on-Trent HS2 – The Smart route to The North

Rail industry news / 15 October 2014 /

An alliance of business and community leaders are calling on HS2 Ltd and the Government to make the right choice on HS2 for the nation…

Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide asset information management services for HS2

Rail industry news / 3 October 2014 /

Parsons Brinckerhoff, the global engineering consultant, has been appointed to provide asset information management services to support HS2, the UK’s high speed rail programme, through the next phases of scheme development.


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