Monthly Archives: November 2012

Design of Moor St HS2 station must deliver full potential for Black Country passengers

Moor St HS2 A leading transport group has called for the design of Birmingham city centre’s HS2 station to maximise the benefit for passengers from the Black Country by allowing them to transfer from their local and regional services straight … Continue reading

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West Midlands calls for Metro extension to deliver full potential of HS2

Extend Metro Authorities across the West Midlands are pressing for Metro to be extended to deliver the maximum benefits of bringing high-speed rail to the region. Plans are already being developed to use the current Birmingham city centre extension (Snow … Continue reading

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West Midlands pressing for direct link from Coventry into HS2

HS2 link Authorities across the West Midlands are pressing for a direct link from Coventry into the planned HS2 Interchange station at Birmingham Airport. Coventry is around eight miles from the forthcoming HS2 station, but a direct link would allow … Continue reading

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HS2 benefits the regions more than London

Transport chief welcomes report concluding HS2 will benefit the regions more than London A report published today confirming HS2 will bring real economic benefits to the West Midlands has been welcomed by the boss of the region’s transport authority. Centro … Continue reading

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Taking a closer look at HS2 opponents’ survey

HS2 opponents’ survey points towards road-building Do opponents of HS2 really support the view we should build more roads instead? Railnews editorial director Alan Marshall takes a closer look at a survey commissioned by HS2AA.  THE anti-HS2 brigade is at … Continue reading

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HS2 – Notes from Glasgow

In previous posts we’ve written about the call from Scotland to bring high-speed rail north of the Border. At the high-speed rail summit in Glasgow the wish to build a new route between Edinburgh and Glasgow by 2024 was unveiled. … Continue reading

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London to Birmingham just the first step for HS2, says Scots transport minister

First step for HS2 London to Birmingham is just the first step on the journey for HS2, according to Scottish transport minister Keith Brown. Mr Brown was addressing the second day of the Glasgow high-speed rail summit. Deputy first minister … Continue reading

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