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West Coast Main Line disruption stresses need for HS2 – part two

The second part of Alan Marshall’s two-part post on the West Coast Main Line and why HS2 is needed…. OHLE is nearly 50 years old — on a railway that was built 175 years ago We must wait to learn … Continue reading

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West Coast Main Line disruption stresses need for HS2 – part one

Railnews’ editorial director Alan Marshall argues the latest disruption on the West Coast Main Line has stressed the need for HS2 once more…… IT was another hugely frustrating weekend for travellers on Europe’s busiest trunk railway line — England’s West … Continue reading

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HS2 – Frequency of Birmingham services

Frequency of high-speed services: HS2 will run up to 14 trains per hour in each direction for Phase One, rising to 16 (or 18 with Heathrow services) for Phase Two. Stopping Patterns  are to be determined but HS2 Ltd’s Initial … Continue reading

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West Midlands will be at the heart of UK’s ‘engine for growth’ with HS2, says minister

Birmingham will be one of the best connected cities in the UK providing jobs and economic growth right across the West Midlands, transport minister Stephen Hammond said today (January 28). Mr Hammond visited Birmingham for a tour of the proposed … Continue reading

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NEC Group welcomes HS2 announcement, but wants greater urgency

Paul Thandi, CEO, the NEC Group has called on the Government to review the urgency of HS2 if it is to effectively stimulate the economy when it is needed. Following today’s announcement on the proposed route of the second phase … Continue reading

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Birmingham Airport welcomes announcement of HS2 routes north

Go-HS2 member Birmingham Airport has welcomed today’s plans to take HS2 north to Leeds and Manchester. Birmingham Airport CEO welcomes HS2 extension and calls for an aviation policy ‘that complements the investment in HS2’ Today, Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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The challenge of maintaining the West Coast Main Line

The battle to keep the West Coast Main Line operating Since this article was written there have been further problems on the West Coast Main Line (December 12) between Rugby and Northampton causing major delays for passengers.  HS2 opponents would … Continue reading

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