Category Archives: Capacity

Essential we press on following Supreme Court’s rejection of HS2 challenges

Statement on Supreme Court verdict – January 22, 2014 Centro chief executive, Geoff Inskip, said the Supreme Court’s rejection of challenges against HS2 was excellent news for the West Midlands as high speed rail would deliver jobs and economic growth … Continue reading

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Why should opponents criticise a college to develop engineering skills?

The following piece is a guest post written by Alan Marshall and first published on the Railnews blog here. IT is truly astonishing the lengths that some HS2 opponents will go to find fault with the project — including, it now … Continue reading

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HS2 is the only way to meet rising rail demand

HS2 is the only way to meet rising rail demand The Transport Committee concluded that HS2 is the only way to meet rising demand for rail. The Transport Committee report High Speed Rail: On Track? (Dec 13) concluded only HS2 … Continue reading

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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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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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£2bn transport package to reap maximum economic benefits from HS2

A £2bn package of rail, tram and rapid transit schemes to ensure the West Midlands secures the maximum economic benefits possible from HS2 was formally agreed today (October 23). The Local Connectivity Package, which was ratified by the region’s new … Continue reading

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