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    1. October 13, 2014

      UK high-speed railway line contest for £10bn in contracts begins

      Lucrative work for the UK’s proposed high-speed railway line will be launched this week when HS2, the company set up to...

    2. July 21, 2014

      Birmingham named as HS2 headquarters

      Birmingham is to become the new headquarters for HS2 construction, creating up to 1,500 jobs, while the city aims to create...

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    1. July 1, 2014

      High-speed rail line opponents fear exclusion from Commons committee

      The biggest anti-HS2 campaign groups risk being barred from presenting their case against the high-speed rail line to MPs on...

    2. June 23, 2014

      Germany's Ruhr maps out supercity blueprint

      George Osborne’s plan for a supercity in the north of England has drawn comparisons with Germany’s Ruhr valley: a former...

    3. June 23, 2014

      George Osborne to propose Leeds-Manchester ‘HS3’ rail link

      On Monday the UK chancellor will float the idea of building a high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds as part of...

    4. June 20, 2014

      ‘Crossrail of the North’ suggested to boost economic integration

      Lay a London Underground map on the north of England, and the length of the Central Line stretches from Manchester to Leeds....

    5. May 7, 2014

      House Rules: property law, HS2 and renewable heating

      1. HS2 – route to riches? I’m worried that the prospect of the HS2 rail line being built near where I live will make it hard...

    6. Off Message

      April 29, 2014

      'HS2 is just one big punt'

      Christian Wolmar has written a short history of High Speed Rail 2 for the London Review of Books. “What is the point of...

    7. April 28, 2014

      HS2 bill takes express route through Commons

      The bill to push through the controversial HS2 rail line has passed its latest parliamentary stage overwhelmingly. MPs on...

    8. April 25, 2014

      HS2 UK rail project faces amber signals in court and parliament

      The controversial HS2 high-speed rail project from London to Birmingham and the north is facing fresh challenges in court...

    9. April 7, 2014

      Commons committee warns of environmental impact of HS2

      Tougher environmental safeguards should be imposed on HS2 to minimise irreplaceable damage, particularly to ancient...

    10. March 27, 2014

      London mayor criticises cost of HS2

      Boris Johnson has reopened the political debate about HS2 by claiming that there are many better ways to spend the money...

    11. March 21, 2014

      No high-speed line to an oasis of prosperity

      “HS2 chief envisages benefits across north ” Financial Times, March 18 I’m buzzin’ for high-speed rail, like the rest of...

    12. March 17, 2014

      HS2 boss says it has ‘potential to transform the North’

      The new head of HS2 has set out his vision for the £50bn high speed rail line, calling for faster construction and better...

    13. March 17, 2014

      Jubilee Line extension provides inspiration for HS2 boss

      The Jubilee line extension has become the new flag waved by those who support HS2. With the benefits of the 225mph line from...

    14. March 17, 2014

      HS2 chief calls for faster construction

      The new head of the HS2 high speed rail line will tell the government on Monday that the only way to cut its £50bn budget is...

    15. March 12, 2014

      HS2 chairman finds £1.5bn savings from rail project’s budget

      The new head of HS2 has identified at least £1.5bn in potential cost savings in London alone from the project’s £50bn budget...

    16. March 12, 2014

      State spends £63m buying homes as HS2 hits house prices

      The government has spent £63m buying up 106 homes blighted by the proposed HS2 high speed rail link. Estate agents say tens...

    17. February 26, 2014

      Birmingham to announce plans for new HS2 station

      Birmingham will announce plans on Thursday for a new station for the high-speed rail project HS2, despite concerns that...

    18. February 4, 2014

      HS2 relaunch to focus on benefits to commuters

      The HS2 high speed rail project will be relaunched next month, with a public relations offensive highlighting benefits to...

    19. January 30, 2014

      Transport secretary vetoes HS2 report

      The government has vetoed the publication of an official report into HS2 that highlighted concerns about the £50bn high...

    20. January 22, 2014

      Anti-HS2 campaigners lose Supreme Court challenge

      The UK’s highest court on Wednesday swept aside the final legal challenge to HS2, the controversial £50bn high-speed rail...

    21. January 20, 2014

      HS2 compulsory purchase powers ‘threaten blight along route’

      Legislation to clear the way for HS2, Britain’s controversial new high-speed rail line, could threaten widespread blight...

    22. January 17, 2014

      HS2 construction chief to earn salary of £750,000

      A top executive from Network Rail will become head of construction of HS2, the controversial high-speed rail project, on an...

    23. January 14, 2014

      Sir David Higgins dashes hopes of big HS2 savings

      The new head of HS2 has played down expectations of delivering large savings to the £50bn budget and warned that scrapping...

    24. January 8, 2014

      China offers to finance and build rail links to HS2

      China has offered to invest in Britain’s railways for the first time by financing and building links to a new Birmingham...

    25. December 13, 2013

      MPs propose starting HS2 construction from north and south

      Plans to deliver the HS2 high-speed rail line between London and the north in two stages should be reviewed, and the...

    26. December 3, 2013

      Chinese investment in HS2 is ‘so far off’

      By Gill Plimmer and Simon Rabinovitch The picture of the Union Jack next to a portrait of the former Chinese leader Mao...

    27. December 2, 2013

      David Cameron calls for China investment in UK’s HS2

      David Cameron has opened the door to Chinese investment in the High Speed 2 rail line from London to the north. Li Keqiang,...

    28. November 26, 2013

      House Rules: property law and HS2

      1. England’s High Speed Rail What’s new on HS2? On November 25, the UK government introduced the High Speed Rail...

    29. November 25, 2013

      Publication of HS2 bill likely to provoke mass opposition

      The legal battle over the proposed high-speed rail line from London to the north begins in earnest on Monday with the...

    30. November 21, 2013

      Camden Town fears trouble down the track

      The glades and valleys of the Chiltern Hills have so far provided the backdrop for opposition to Britain’s high-speed rail...

    31. November 12, 2013

      ‘Champion of big projects’ defends high-speed rail link

      Lord Heseltine will on Tuesday make an impassioned defence of the High-Speed 2 rail project, citing critics in the 1980s who...

    32. November 5, 2013

      KPMG defends key HS2 report

      The authors of a key report bolstering the £50bn high-speed rail project have defended their work in the face of intense...

    33. November 4, 2013

      Cameron looks to new HS2 chief to cut construction cost

      The budget of the £50bn high-speed rail line could fall by at least 10 per cent if the new head of the project delivers on...

    34. November 4, 2013

      David Cameron vows to cut costs of HS2 rail project

      David Cameron on Monday admitted his government had mishandled the High Speed 2 rail project but reiterated his backing for...

    35. Off Message

      November 4, 2013

      HS2 as the ultimate Northern Line - is it just an Underground extension?

      In his speech to the CBI conference, David Cameron will today say that critics of High Speed Rail 2 are resigned to leaving...

    36. October 31, 2013

      HS2 gains momentum as MPs back funding

      The planned High Speed 2 rail line from London to the north advanced on Thursday when MPs overwhelmingly voted in favour and...

    37. October 29, 2013

      HS2 argument shifts to popularity of rail travel

      When the coalition started selling the benefits of HS2 to the country, ministers were fixated by the time savings a 225mph...

    38. October 29, 2013

      A stronger case for a costly train line

      Since the UK government first announced it was pushing ahead with a new high-speed rail link between London and the north,...

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