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Leaders hail introduction of the HS2 Hybrid Bill as an historic day for rail in the West Midlands

West Midland leaders have hailed the introduction of the HS2 Hybrid Bill in Parliament as an historic day for rail in the West Midlands. Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Real progress is being made and this … Continue reading

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West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of HS2 contracts at Birmingham conference

West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of contracts for the HS2 network at a conference in Birmingham on November 5. The event has been hailed by Birmingham Chamber chief executive Jerry Blackett and Centro … Continue reading

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Latest research reveals HS2 will deliver 50,000 jobs and £4bn growth per year to the West Midlands

HS2 will deliver 50,000 jobs to the West Midlands and growth of £4bn per year in the region’s economic output, new research has revealed. Figures show that the benefits of connecting Birmingham with London are more than doubled when the … Continue reading

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Birmingham Chamber hits back at ‘flimsy, unsubstantiated’ report on HS2

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Chamber has responded to claims by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) that HS2 would cost up to £80bn.  For the full story click here. Anti-HS2 campaign based on ‘wild guesses’ says Chamber Business leaders in the … Continue reading

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Leaders call for High Speed Rail Centre of Excellence to be built in the West Midlands

Leaders have called for a High Speed Rail Centre of Excellence to be built in the West Midlands bringing thousands of skilled jobs and apprenticeships to the region. Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ken Meeson, Leader of … 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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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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Congestion is proving costly for Birmingham businesses – we need HS2

Congestion causing rising costs and unacceptable delays Birmingham businesses are suffering unacceptable delays and rising costs caused by congestion, according to a Chamber of Commerce survey. Delays were increasing costs for 61 per cent of respondents to the survey with … Continue reading

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HS2 allows us to adopt a distributed aviation model

HS2 and aviation HS2 and aviation are inextricably linked.  HS2 should alleviate the need for many domestic air routes and will allow many UK airports to expand their catchment area and compete with each other, driving down prices and improving … Continue reading

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The West Midlands is already working to maximise the benefits of HS2

The following article about HS2 and the West Midlands features in the latest House magazine. The Transport Secretary has made it absolutely clear that HS2 will go ahead and this is tremendous news for the West Midlands. It is only right … Continue reading

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