Category Archives: Environment

Great news for Birmingham and the environment – Lib Dems on HS2

HS2 will be good news for Birmingham and good news for the environment, according to Transport Minister Norman Baker MP. Mr Baker told the Liberal Democrat conference HS2 would be good for the economy and the environment. The Birmingham Mail … Continue reading

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How HS2 can help to deliver low-carbon transport

High-speed rail reduces carbon emmissions ‘If HS2 was available for use today, the carbon emissions arising from making a trip by high-speed rail (HSR) would be 73% lower than making the equivalent journey by car and 76% lower than flying.’ … Continue reading

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HS2 allows us to adopt a distributed aviation model

HS2 and aviation HS2 and aviation are inextricably linked.  HS2 should alleviate the need for many domestic air routes and will allow many UK airports to expand their catchment area and compete with each other, driving down prices and improving … Continue reading

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Go-HS2 response to reports of legal action against HS2

In recent days there have been a number of reports that groups opposing HS2 are threatening legal action. HS2 Action Alliance told the BBC it has sent a letter to Transport Secretary Justine Greening saying it is considering seeking a … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail – The most carbon efficient form of mass transport in the world

High speed rail is playing a crucial role in lowering carbon dioxide emissions, according to European research. High speed rail releases seven times less CO2 than car journeys and around nine times less than flights per passenger kilometre, according to … Continue reading

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What will be done to reduce noise levels? – BBC Radio 4 on HS2

Around £2.5m per mile is available for mitigation along the proposed HS2 route between Birmingham and London. This was one of many points raised in an interesting programme called High Speed Hell? broadcast last night (Thursday) on BBC Radio 4. … Continue reading

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