Monthly Archives: September 2013

‘HS2 is our Crossrail’ transport boss tells Labour Party conference event

HS2 is as vital to the West Midlands economy as Crossrail is to London, Geoff Inskip told an audience at a Labour Party conference event. Mr Inskip, chief executive of West Midlands regional transport authority Centro, said only HS2 could … Continue reading

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‘Mitigation, not opposition’

‘Mitigation, not opposition’ was the lesson Kent had learned from high speed rail, according to Kent County Council’s principal planner Stephen Gasche. Mr Gasche was reflecting on the authority’s experiences of high speed rail in his address to the Greengauge … Continue reading

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The arrival of HS2 will deliver the greatest benefits to the West Midlands, according to latest research

HS2 will deliver greater economic benefits to the West Midlands than other UK regions, including London, research revealed today (Sept 11). Geoff Inskip, chief executive of regional transport authority Centro, welcomed the research from KPMG saying the West Midlands was … Continue reading

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Latest research reveals HS2 will deliver 50,000 jobs and £4bn growth per year to the West Midlands

HS2 will deliver 50,000 jobs to the West Midlands and growth of £4bn per year in the region’s economic output, new research has revealed. Figures show that the benefits of connecting Birmingham with London are more than doubled when the … Continue reading

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