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The Golborne Link – Impacts and Alternatives

In 2013, the Government proposed the construction of Phase 2 of the new High Speed 2 rail line to Manchester.   Included in the proposals were a link to the West Coast Main Line at Golborne, the Golborne Link, to provide through trains to Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a rolling stock …

Rixton with Glazebrook

Rixton with Glazebrook HS2 Action Group’s Consultation Response

A big thank you to all that turned out to our road shows to show your support, we were amazed at just how many of you came and took away the response forms.  Over 600 forms were given out, I hope you managed to get them posted in time. The …


HS2 Route Consultation Response For Culcheth

The document below has been prepared by CADRAG for the people of Culcheth to use as a basis for their responses.   Please add your own comments in the spaces provided, to make it your own individual submission, and send it either by email or by post (Freepost) to the …


Analysis of the Proposed HS2 Route

Culcheth and District Rail Action Group (CADRAG) have complied an Analysis of the Proposed HS2 Route that will cut through Culcheth and the surrounding areas. This document can be referred to when completing your submission to the route consultation. CADRAG R1 Golborne Connection Analysis

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HS2 Phase 2 Route Consultation

The official consultation process for Phase 2 of HS2’s proposed route, connecting the Midlands with Manchester and Leeds commenced on 17th July 2013 and will run until 31st January 2014. The link below provides access to all of the consultation documents, technical information and a number of quick reference fact …


Exceptional Hardship Scheme – Update

Following the consultation process in relation to the Exceptional Hardship Scheme, guidance notes and a form are now available for people who wish to make an application for a claim.  The documents can be downloaded via the link below. It should also be remembered that the EHS will not be …


National Audit Office Report on HS2

Today, 16th May 2013, has seen the release of the National Audit Office’s report on HS2.  The report has attacked the fundamentals of the business case. The report has been widely publicised and you will probably have seen or heard the news about the outcome. Here is a summary, as …


Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) consultation – Extension

On 28 January 2013, the Secretary of State for Transport, announced the launch of the Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) consultation for properties affected by Phase Two of HS2 between West Midlands and Manchester and Leeds. This consultation began on 28 January 2013. The consultation has been extended and the new …


Guidance Notes For Completion of Consultation Form

We have been working hard since our last communication, we’ve made some new contacts and think that we have been successful at increasing awareness of the proposals within the locality. Thank you as that is down to all of you, sharing the newsletter, discussing it with neighbours and friends and …


HS2 Phase 2 Initial Preferred Scheme Substainability Summary

The document below, “HS2 Phase Two Initial Preferred Scheme Sustainability Summary“, is an “appraisal of sustainability”, put together by two firms, Temple Group Ltd and Environmental Resources Management Ltd.  Both firms were commissioned by the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd. Whilst this does appear to be an “initial” report …

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