Monthly Archives: July 2013

HS2 – Let’s get on and build it says transport boss following rejected challenges

Transport boss Geoff Inskip says now is the time to work together and press on with HS2 after the Court of Appeal rejected all seven challenges from opponents to the scheme. Mr Inskip, chief executive of Centro, said he welcomed … Continue reading

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Leaders call for High Speed Rail Centre of Excellence to be built in the West Midlands

Leaders have called for a High Speed Rail Centre of Excellence to be built in the West Midlands bringing thousands of skilled jobs and apprenticeships to the region. Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ken Meeson, Leader of … Continue reading

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Phase 2 consultation is a ‘significant step’ in connecting the nation’s major cities

Members of the Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG) have welcomed the launch of the phase 2 consultation as a significant step to address capacity demand and connect our major cities with fast, direct services. Transport leaders from across the regions … Continue reading

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Capacity is the key point with HS2, says Birmingham Chamber

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Chamber has responded to Lord Mandelson’s criticism of HS2 in today’s FT and Daily Telegraph: Business leaders in Greater Birmingham reaffirmed their commitment to high speed rail today despite Lord Mandelson’s opposition to the scheme.  This follows … Continue reading

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