Monthly Archives: September 2011

Only 10% of time on trains used ‘productively’ by business travellers

Just 10% of time spent on trains is used ‘productively’ by business travellers, according to research commissioned by the Department for Transport (Sept 30). Click here. These findings won’t please opponents to HS2 who have claimed in the media and … Continue reading

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Keep all those lorries off the road – build HS2, urges Rail Freight Group

We’ve been pointing out for some time that HS2 is needed to provide capacity for freight services as well as passengers. It was interesting to read the Rail Freight Group (RFG) has written to Philip Hammond, the Secretary of State … Continue reading

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8,500 engineers can’t be wrong – High Speed Rail across the world

When Japan was struck by earthquakes and a tsunami earlier this year it took just 35 days for the country to repair and restore services on their High Speed Rail line. Around 8,500 engineers worked to fix the damage, which … Continue reading

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‘The only credible way it can be done’ – Maria Eagle on HS2

Labour has again given firm support to proposals to build High Speed Rail lines in a speech at its party conference in Liverpool today (September 26). Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Maria Eagle called for the whole of the … Continue reading

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Regeneration in Eastside is gathering pace – bring on HS2!

The re-development of Eastside is gathering pace with work starting on Birmingham City University’s £61m City Centre Campus. The campus development, alongside Millennium Point, is the latest work to begin in Eastside which will also soon be home to a … Continue reading

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It doesn’t solve anything – HS2 opponents want to cut out WCML stops

We just don’t need HS2, UKIP MEP Derek Clark writes on the Party’s website in a piece described as a ‘strong rebuttal’ of High Speed Rail proposals. Mr Clark quotes from a letter he sent to Mr Hammond. He writes: … Continue reading

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Capacity, capacity, capacity – Lib Dems on HS2

The Liberal Democrats are in Birmingham for their party conference, which makes it even more pleasing to hear their rousing support for High Speed Rail. The party is firmly behind proposals to build HS2, recognising the problems we are facing with … Continue reading

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