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HS2 Black Swan

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 …


Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) Not Fit For Purpose

HS2AA submitted its 84 page response to the Government’s latest compensation consultation for Phase 2 (Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester) of HS2. HS2AA concludes that this latest consultation was misleading and unfair, despite the additional information and last-minute extension it pressed HS2 Ltd for. The proposed Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) …


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 …

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