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Only HS2 can meet growing rail demand as passenger journeys rise 14% in a year in West Midlands

Transport boss Geoff Inskip says the case for increased capacity and the need for HS2 is underpinned by demand for rail as journeys rose by 14 per cent in a year in the West Midlands. Mr Inskip, chief executive of … Continue reading

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Leaders call for High Speed Rail Centre of Excellence to be built in the West Midlands

Leaders have called for a High Speed Rail Centre of Excellence to be built in the West Midlands bringing thousands of skilled jobs and apprenticeships to the region. Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Ken Meeson, Leader of … Continue reading

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No Go-Slow for HS2

No Go-Slow for HS2 In the first of a two-part post Alan Marshall examines claims made (ahead of this week’s Judicial Review) that the top speed of HS2 could be reduced.  ON the day before a series of judicial reviews … Continue reading

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HS2 – Is there a transport transformation ahead? – part one

HS2 is part of a significant transformation in transport policy Railnews editorial director Alan Marshall takes a two-part look at some interesting trends in the transport sector and what the future may hold for transport in the UK THERE were two … Continue reading

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Examining the 51M ‘alternative’ to HS2 in the West Midlands – part one

HS2: Looking at the ‘alternative’ The 51M alternative to HS2 is examined in the following guest post from rail analyst William Barter. What “alternative” to HS2 in the West Midlands? 51M have presented a diagram said to be an “Illustrative … 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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Only HS2 can help train performance improve significantly on the WCML – part two

Railnews Editorial Director Alan Marshall concludes his guest post arguing only HS2 can help train performance improve significantly on the WCML. The WCML is, after all, the busiest mixed traffic trunk route in Europe. And the work concluded in 2008 … Continue reading

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