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HS2 Cost Jumps by £5.6 bn

Today, George Osborne announced as part of the Autumn Statement that there would be a £20bn increase in transport infrastructure spending. However, what he didn’t mention is that over a quarter of this is accounted for by an 11% increase in the cost of building HS2. Full Story –

The battle between Ed Balls and the northern councillors begins

HS2: Labour’s Ed Balls accused of ‘slap in face for Manchester’ over high-speed link Ed Balls has been accused of ‘slapping the north in the face’ – after suggesting the Manchester leg of HS2 might not go ahead. The shadow chancellor appeared to go off-message when he told a group …

Information Commissioner rules for release of HS2 reports

Information Commissioner rules for release of more HS2 reports, as Prince Charles ruling destroys Government veto. The Information Commissioner, Graham Smith, has again ruled that updated Major Project Authority reports about HS2 should be published. This follows his previous ruling that the Cabinet Office should release the MPA report on …

House of Lords Committee Report

House of Lords Committee Report Ahead of this afternoon’s debate on HS2 we thought you might like to know that the influential House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has this morning published its long awaited report on HS2. The report is highly critical of the HS2 project and concludes that …

HS2 Train

Government has ‘no convincing case’ for £50bn rail line – BBC News

Government has ‘no convincing case’ for £50bn rail line – BBC News The UK government has not shown why it needs to spend £50bn building the HS2 rail link between London and the North, says a House of Lords committee. Full story on BBC News

HS2 Train

HS2 Spur Through Warrington Could Be Scrapped

The Government is likely to scrap one of the most controversial elements of the new High Speed Two rail route. The spur from Manchester to Wigan, which was set to travel through Culcheth and Rixton, looks poised to be binned. Read the full report in the Warrington Guardian.

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 …

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