Monthly Archives: January 2013

West Midlands will be at the heart of UK’s ‘engine for growth’ with HS2, says minister

Birmingham will be one of the best connected cities in the UK providing jobs and economic growth right across the West Midlands, transport minister Stephen Hammond said today (January 28). Mr Hammond visited Birmingham for a tour of the proposed … Continue reading

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Business Birmingham says HS2 is crucial step to redressing north-south divide

Wouter Schuitemaker, Investment Director at Business Birmingham, commented on today’s announcement of phase 2 of HS2: “HS2 is a crucial step towards redressing the north-south divide and boosting regional economies. Phase Two will provide cities such as Birmingham with quicker … Continue reading

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NEC Group welcomes HS2 announcement, but wants greater urgency

Paul Thandi, CEO, the NEC Group has called on the Government to review the urgency of HS2 if it is to effectively stimulate the economy when it is needed. Following today’s announcement on the proposed route of the second phase … Continue reading

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Birmingham Airport welcomes announcement of HS2 routes north

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Airport has welcomed today’s plans to take HS2 north to Leeds and Manchester. Birmingham Airport CEO welcomes HS2 extension and calls for an aviation policy ‘that complements the investment in HS2’ Today, Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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Imminent announcement of Northern routes will put West Midlands right at the heart of HS2

West Midlands transport leader welcomes links with the North  The West Midlands will benefit from being right at the heart of Britain’s high speed rail network with the announcement of the northern routes, says the boss of the region’s transport … Continue reading

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Mr Redwood’s Diary – Why it’s wrong to base an argument on one journey

Tory MP John Redwood is wrong to base an argument on one journey Tory MP and former Welsh secretary John Redwood has criticised HS2 on a number of occasions and, in his recent diary piece, he has written about the … Continue reading

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One year on and phase 2 of HS2 set to be unveiled……

HS2 phase 2 soon to be unveiled It’s hard to believe a year has passed since former Transport Secretary Justine Greening visited Birmingham to discuss plans for HS2. The government confirmed its intention to build HS2 between London and Birmingham … Continue reading

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