Monthly Archives: November 2013

HS2 Letters to the editor – looking at those economic arguments

In a letter to the Kenilworth Weekly News Railnews’s editorial director Alan Marshall looks at the economic debate surrounding HS2. In his comments on HS2 forecasts, Peter Shiels (KWN, 22 November) prays in aid the views of economists such as … Continue reading

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Leaders hail introduction of the HS2 Hybrid Bill as an historic day for rail in the West Midlands

West Midland leaders have hailed the introduction of the HS2 Hybrid Bill in Parliament as an historic day for rail in the West Midlands. Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Real progress is being made and this … Continue reading

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City leaders present HS2 declaration to Prime Minister

This morning, leaders from the UK’s ten largest cities outside of London presented a signed declaration to the Prime Minister calling for the fast delivery of High Speed 2 (HS2) and a commitment to bring about the creation of a full high … Continue reading

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HS2 is the best solution despite claims of alternatives, argues Alan Marshall

The latest post is a piece from rail journalist Alan Marshall examining the claims from opponents that upgrading existing infrastructure is better than building HS2 HENRY Overman, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics — who declares that … Continue reading

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HS2 Ltd at Skills Show in Birmingham

HS2 Ltd is attending the Skills Show at the NEC from tomorrow (November 14-16). For full details click here. For the first time, HS2 Ltd will be attending The Skills Show, giving schoolchildren and young people an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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West Midlands set to reap major benefits from HS2, new Government report shows

The HS2 high speed rail line will deliver more than £2 of benefits for every £1 spent while offering massive economic benefits for the West Midlands, a new Government report revealed today (Oct 29). Commenting on the Department for Transport’s … Continue reading

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