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High Speed 2: High-speed railway, under construction
High Speed 2 (HS2) is a planned high-speed railway in the United Kingdom. Parliament approved plans for the first section in 2017, with clearance work being undertaken for the line and stations. Other sections await approval, while some sections will have design amendments to integrate with Northern Powerhouse Rail.


Climate change activists protest against British high-speed train line

Climate change activists, including one of the founders of Extinction Rebellion, targeted Britain's transport ministry in central London on Tuesday to protest against a proposed high-speed rail project..
Reuters - Published

HS2: Scrapping high speed route to Leeds would be 'complete and utter betrayal of the north', government warned

'How can people who've worked on this in good faith for years ever trust a national process again?' asks city council chief
Independent - Published

Videos for High Speed 2

Extinction Rebellion co-founder arrested after smashing ministry window [Video]Extinction Rebellion co-founder arrested after smashing ministry window

Climate change activists, including one of the founders of Extinction Rebellion, targeted Britain's transport ministry in central London on Tuesday (October 15) to protest against a proposed high-speed..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

HS2 to be delayed and exceed budget by £22 billion [Video]HS2 to be delayed and exceed budget by £22 billion

HS2 could cost up to £22 billion more than its previous budget and be delayed by as many as seven years, the company building the railway said. A report by HS2 Ltd chairman Allan Cook stated that the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

What is HS2? [Video]What is HS2?

The Government have commissioned a review into the continuation of HS2 amid growing fears it could cost more than the £55.7 billion budget. The BBC reported it has seen a May 2016 letter written by..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published


HS2 buys £1.25bn of property in London

Over £1bn has been spent by HS2 buying London properties, a freedom of information request reveals.
BBC News - Published

HS2 railway to be delayed by up to five years

It will be between 2028 to 2031 before the first trains run on the London to Birmingham route.
BBC News - Published

HS2 facing seven-year delay, company building high-speed railway reveals

Boris Johnson has ordered a review into project and its 'spiralling' costs
Independent - Published

News Daily: 'Trump Brexit' warning and HS2 budget

news daily: 'trump brexit' warning and hs2 budget
Boris Johnson says he is "marginally more optimistic" that a new Brexit agreement can be agreed with the EU, following the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. But...
WorldNews - Published

Ministers and HS2 bosses knew railway over budget years ago

The public were not given the full picture about the true cost of the high speed railway, documents show.
BBC News - Published

HS2 is the only option for Britain's railways

The high-speed rail project comes with huge economic and practical benefits, but politicians have failed miserably at explaining them, Jon Stone argues
Independent - Published

British Government Studying Cost Of Proposed High-Speed Rail Project

british government studying cost of proposed high-speed rail project
The British government is launching a review of the proposed high-speed rail network, from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds, known as HS2, BBC News reports. There has been concern about..
WorldNews - Published

HS2: Farmer slams rail project as 'totally unco-ordinated'

Robert Lockhart says land he has lost to HS2 has been wasted with too many people involved in plans.
BBC News - Published

HS2: Scrapping high-speed rail project 'would be a disaster'

But a farmer who has lost land to the project says he feels the scheme will not go ahead in full.
BBC News - Published

HS2: Boris Johnson government announces review into whether major rail project should be axed

The future of the HS2 high-speed rail project is hanging in the balance with the announcement of a review into "whether" it should be axed.
Independent - Published

HS2: Review to examine costs and benefits of rail project

It will look at the costs and benefits, with a “go or no-go" decision by the end of the year.
BBC News - Published

Grant Shapps: What can we expect from Boris Johnson's new transport secretary, from HS2 to Heathrow?

Planes, Trains, and Autobahns: Shapps takes a close interest in infrastructure projects
Independent - Published

HS2: Future of high-speed rail project thrown into doubt as review warns costs will rise by up to £30bn

Scheme cannot be delivered within £56bn budget, new chairman concludes - after likely PM Boris Johnson refused to guarantee it will go ahead
Independent - Published

HS2: High-speed line cost 'could rise by £30bn'

The boss of the new high-speed rail link has reportedly warned the project will exceed its £56bn budget.
BBC News - Published

HS2 cost 'not worth creating some jobs in Birmingham'

A Westminster Hall debate hears claims the cost of high-speed rail could reach £100bn.
BBC News - Published

HS2 thrown into uncertainty as Boris Johnson asks former boss to conduct review into rail project

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said the "premature" move appeared to be designed to win support for the former foreign secretary's leadership bid
Independent - Published

Thousands of HS2 newly planted trees died in drought

thousands of hs2 newly planted trees died in drought
Campaign groups brand it an "environmental disaster" as the saplings are having to be replanted.
BBC News - Published

HS2 will 'short change' the the North, say peers

hs2 will 'short change' the the north, say peers
HS2 does not offer value for money and could "short change" the North, warns Lords committee.
BBC News - Published

Extinction Rebellion: Activists scale trees to stop HS2 cutting them down

Action highlighting 'environmental destruction' caused by rail project could be first of many along route, protestors say
Independent - Published

HS2 buys residential properties and land worth £600m

hs2 buys residential properties and land worth £600m
Figures show HS2 has bought over 900 properties that could be affected by the high-speed rail route.
BBC News - Published

What's it like to be in the way of the HS2 route?

what's it like to be in the way of the hs2 route?
Tracy Stone is disillusioned she lives on a housing estate due to be partially demolished by HS2.
BBC News - Published

'Future-proof' plans for station

'future-proof' plans for station
Passenger numbers at the Birmingham station are expected to grow with the arrival of HS2.
BBC News - Published

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