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Petitions seek maximum benefits from HS2

Key public and private sector organisations have today (Friday May 16) formally submitted petitions to the HS2 Bill in a bid to win an even better deal for the West Midlands. Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Airport, the National Exhibition Centre, … Continue reading

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Speed up HS2, Sir David Higgins urges Df

Speed up HS2, Sir David Higgins urges DfT: http://ow.ly/uEysH

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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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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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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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Letters to the editor – West Midlands is at the heart of HS2, not ‘bypassed’

The following letter was published by the Birmingham Post today (Feb 14) in response to a published letter from Roger Ellis (Feb 7) expressing concern that high speed rail would bypass Birmingham. Dear Sir, I can offer reassurance in response to … Continue reading

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