Monthly Archives: February 2012

Number of 16-25 railcard journeys soar 60% in 5 years

The number of journeys made by 16-25 Railcard holders on UK railways has soared by 60% in just five years. The news was released this week by ATOC (The Association of Train Operating Companies). It’s clear that insurance premiums and … Continue reading

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Go-HS2 response to reports of legal action against HS2

In recent days there have been a number of reports that groups opposing HS2 are threatening legal action. HS2 Action Alliance told the BBC it has sent a letter to Transport Secretary Justine Greening saying it is considering seeking a … Continue reading

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HS2 halves journey times between West Midlands and Leeds/Manchester

The West Midlands is keen to work with the East Midlands, North and Scotland, as well as enjoying faster links with London and Europe. Shortly after the announcement of the Yes decision the Transport Secretary confirmed HS2 will connect with … Continue reading

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Scots want to set a date with HS2

“Saying it will get there is not enough – we want to set a date.” Alex Neil MSP made the case for north of the Border perfectly clear: The Scots want HS2 and they don’t want to have to wait. … Continue reading

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Beware! the HS2 alternative threatens stations in the West Midlands

Following on from the great news that HS2 will go ahead opponents to the project have made mischievous claims that existing stations would close when the line is built. Sadly, this is the latest in a long line of misleading … Continue reading

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