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Birmingham unveils huge HS2 redevelopment plan

Today, Birmingham City Council unveils the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan, which will see 141 hectares of the city centre transformed. The ambitious plans form one of the biggest urban regeneration schemes in Britain, and by far the biggest redevelopment so … Continue reading

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Calls for HS2 specialist college to come to Birmingham

Following today’s announcement by Government that a specialist college to train the workers needed for the HS2 project is to be launched, Go-HS2 member the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has backed campaigns to bring the college to … Continue reading

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‘Mitigation, not opposition’

‘Mitigation, not opposition’ was the lesson Kent had learned from high speed rail, according to Kent County Council’s principal planner Stephen Gasche. Mr Gasche was reflecting on the authority’s experiences of high speed rail in his address to the Greengauge … Continue reading

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Capacity is the key point with HS2, says Birmingham Chamber

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Chamber has responded to Lord Mandelson’s criticism of HS2 in today’s FT and Daily Telegraph: Business leaders in Greater Birmingham reaffirmed their commitment to high speed rail today despite Lord Mandelson’s opposition to the scheme.  This follows … Continue reading

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Birmingham Airport unveils long-term vision for economic growth

Birmingham Airport has unveiled its long-term economic vision for growth hailing its plan alongside HS2 and the M42 gateway project as a once-in-a-generation opportunity. Birmingham Airport, together with a coalition of business leaders have unveiled a vision that would enable … Continue reading

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Coventry and Birmingham in top British cities for rail growth, highlighting the need for HS2

The number of rail journeys in Coventry and Birmingham has soared in the last five years underlining the need for more capacity which will be released by HS2, says transport boss Geoff Inskip. Coventry topped the national list with biggest … Continue reading

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HS2 – Frequency of Birmingham services

Frequency of high-speed services: HS2 will run up to 14 trains per hour in each direction for Phase One, rising to 16 (or 18 with Heathrow services) for Phase Two. Stopping Patterns  are to be determined but HS2 Ltd’s Initial … Continue reading

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West Midlands will be at the heart of UK’s ‘engine for growth’ with HS2, says minister

Birmingham will be one of the best connected cities in the UK providing jobs and economic growth right across the West Midlands, transport minister Stephen Hammond said today (January 28). Mr Hammond visited Birmingham for a tour of the proposed … Continue reading

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NEC Group welcomes HS2 announcement, but wants greater urgency

Paul Thandi, CEO, the NEC Group has called on the Government to review the urgency of HS2 if it is to effectively stimulate the economy when it is needed. Following today’s announcement on the proposed route of the second phase … Continue reading

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Birmingham Airport welcomes announcement of HS2 routes north

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Airport has welcomed today’s plans to take HS2 north to Leeds and Manchester. Birmingham Airport CEO welcomes HS2 extension and calls for an aviation policy ‘that complements the investment in HS2′ Today, Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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