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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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‘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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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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Transport authority says Birmingham city centre HS2 station must be world-class and deliver direct services to Paris and Brussels

Members of the region’s transport authority say Birmingham’s city centre high speed station must be world class with services to destinations including Paris and Brussels. Members of Centro gave their continuing support to HS2 at yesterday’s (June 24) Integrated Transport … Continue reading

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HS2 delivers capacity – Letters to the editor

On Saturday (May 18) the Express & Star published a story which suggested train services would be cut as a result of HS2 in Staffordshire and the Black Country. In fact, HS2 will release capacity on existing lines for MORE … Continue reading

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HS2 delivers jobs, investment and rail capacity to the West Midlands

Transport leader Geoff Inskip said building HS2 was essential to meet booming demand on UK railways and bring jobs and investment to the West Midlands. Mr Inskip,  chief executive of regional transport authority Centro, spoke following the findings of the National … Continue reading

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