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Birmingham unveils huge HS2 redevelopment plan

Today, Birmingham City Council unveils the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan, which will see 141 hectares of the city centre transformed. The ambitious plans form one of the biggest urban regeneration schemes in Britain, and by far the biggest redevelopment so … Continue reading

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Calls for HS2 specialist college to come to Birmingham

Following today’s announcement by Government that a specialist college to train the workers needed for the HS2 project is to be launched, Go-HS2 member the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has backed campaigns to bring the college to … 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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HS2 Ltd at Skills Show in Birmingham

HS2 Ltd is attending the Skills Show at the NEC from tomorrow (November 14-16). For full details click here. For the first time, HS2 Ltd will be attending The Skills Show, giving schoolchildren and young people an excellent opportunity to … 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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£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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The West Midlands (and the UK) wins with HS2

Yesterday the BBC reported High speed ‘losers’ revealed in an article widely quoted in the press. The Transport Secretary was quoted in a following piece  and pointed out investment is taking place all over the UK. Network Rail is set to spend £37bn on … Continue reading

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West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of HS2 contracts at Birmingham conference

West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of contracts for the HS2 network at a conference in Birmingham on November 5. The event has been hailed by Birmingham Chamber chief executive Jerry Blackett and Centro … 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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‘Mitigation, not opposition’

‘Mitigation, not opposition’ was the lesson Kent had learned from high speed rail, according to Kent County Council’s principal planner Stephen Gasche. Mr Gasche was reflecting on the authority’s experiences of high speed rail in his address to the Greengauge … Continue reading

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