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 1 day ago
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 2 weeks ago
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..
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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..
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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 on September 7, 2019
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 on September 3, 2019 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 on September 3, 2019
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 on August 27, 2019
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 on August 26, 2019
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 on August 22, 2019 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 on August 21, 2019
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 on August 21, 2019
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 on August 21, 2019
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 on August 21, 2019
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 on August 21, 2019 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 on July 25, 2019
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 on July 20, 2019 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 on July 19, 2019
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 on July 10, 2019 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 on June 18, 2019
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 on May 21, 2019 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 on May 15, 2019
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 on April 27, 2019 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 on April 17, 2019
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 on April 17, 2019 'Future-proof' plans for station Passenger numbers at the Birmingham station are expected to grow with the arrival of HS2. BBC News - Published on March 18, 2019