Monthly Archives: March 2012

HS2 Letters to the Editor – the need for High Speed Two

The following letter from Go-HS2 was recently published by the Express & Star newspaper in Wolverhampton. Correspondence frequently suggests that trains should be lengthened or new services added. However, the constraints of our existing network are often not considered or … Continue reading

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HS2 is needed to cope with demand, transport chief to tell high speed rail enquiry

We must have HS2 as soon as possible if we are to cope with escalating West Midlands demand for rail services, the chief executive of the region’s transport authority will tell a parliamentary inquiry into high speed rail. Centro’s Geoff … Continue reading

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HS2 – responding to those misleading claims from opponents

The following letter has been sent to the Kenilworth Weekly News by rail journalist Alan Marshall in response to Stop HS2’s latest press release. MAY I draw your readers’ attention to a classic example of how Kenilworth’s Joe Rukin’s Stop … Continue reading

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Will HS2 stop in Staffordshire?

Will there be a HS2 station in Staffordshire? Business leaders and politicians in Staffordshire are making the case for a high speed rail station (HS2) to be built in the north of the county. The Y-route north for HS2 will … Continue reading

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Design work starts on link between Birmingham rail stations and planned HS2 hub

Plans are being drawn up to make it easier, quicker and more pleasant to travel between two of Birmingham’s key train stations and the emerging Eastside district, site of the city’s future high speed rail hub. Centro, the region’s transport … Continue reading

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HS2 Rolling stock costs overlooked? Not likely!

There have been suggestions from HS2 opponents the Govt had forgotten to include HS2 rolling stock costs in their calculations. Guest blogger William Barter examines this claim: Someone seems to have suggested that the capital costs of rolling stock have … Continue reading

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