Monthly Archives: January 2012

Labour reinforces support for HS2 and calls for Northern cities to be included in Bill

Labour is firmly behind proposals to build a high speed rail link from Birmingham to London. Shadow Transport Minister Maria Eagle reiterated the importance of the scheme to the whole country and again pressed for the Government to present a … Continue reading

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HS2 is the right scheme at the right time – Transport Secretary

“HS2 will slash the journey times between Birmingham and Leeds by half.” It was great to hear the Transport Secretary outlining benefits for the West Midlands and North and proving claims that HS2 is London-centric are nonsense. Ms Greening was … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor – HS2 brings more capacity for local, regional and freight services

Dear Sir, The Transport Secretary’s decision to build HS2 is great news for our region. Not only will HS2 provide a fast, direct link between our major cities, but significantly for the West Midlands, it will release capacity on our … Continue reading

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West Midlands can be the blueprint for how the UK gets the most out of HS2, says Transport Secretary

Birmingham and the West Midlands can be the blueprint for how the UK gets the most out of Britain’s new high speed rail network, Transport Secretary Justine Greening said on a visit to the city today (Weds). The Secretary of … Continue reading

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Decision to build HS2 is a tremendous boost for West Midlands families bringing jobs, investment and better transport links

The Transport Secretary’s decision to build HS2 from London to Birmingham has been hailed as a tremendous boost for the West Midlands by regional leaders. Key figures from pro-high speed rail consortium Go-HS2, which include Birmingham City Council, transport authority … Continue reading

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Yes decision on HS2 vital to bring jobs, investment and better transport to West Midlands, regional leaders urged today as decision draws closer

HS2 must be built to bring jobs, investment and better transport to the West Midlands, regional leaders urged today (Friday). Key figures from Go-HS2, including Birmingham City Council, Centro, Birmingham Chamber, NEC Group, Birmingham Airport and Marketing Birmingham, re-emphasised the … Continue reading

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