UK government has not talked to China about building HS2 rail project: minister The British government has not talked to China about helping build High Speed 2, the major rail project given the green light last week despite being billions of pounds over budget, Transport Secretary.. Reuters - Published 2 days ago
HS2: Views from along the track Supporters and critics give their thoughts on the government decision to build HS2. BBC News - Published 3 days ago
Grant Shapps on HS2 and death of Caroline Flack
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on HS2 and the death of Caroline Flack. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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Shapps says project to expand Heathrow remains ‘unchanged’
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said the government’s position regarding the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport remains “unchanged” despite the go-ahead of HS2 and comments..
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Boris Johnson visits HS2 site in Birmingham
The Prime Minister has toured a HS2 construction site in Birmingham. Boris Johnson answered questions on the coronavirus and today's deportation flight to Jamaica, as well as emphasising his support..
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Boris Johnson gives the go-ahead for HS2
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the HS2 project has not been made easier by HS2 the company, during questions in the House of Commons.
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Corbyn attacks Government over HS2 costs
Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of being 'unable to manage infrastructure projects properly' after Boris Johnson announced that the controversial HS2 project has been given his approval..
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Boris Johnson: HS2 has 'fundamental value'
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed to Parliament that the High Speed 2 rail line will go ahead. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on..
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Boris Johnson departs Downing St
Boris Johnson makes his way to Parliament, ahead of this afternoon's announcement on HS2. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..
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Members of Boris Johnson's cabinet arrive for a meeting ahead of today's HS2 announcement. Report by Barnetth. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..
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Alistair Darling: HS2 'needs rethinking'
As the government announces plans to proceed with HS2, former Transport Secretary Alistair Darling warns that the estimated £100bn price tag shows the project is 'out of control' Report by Barnetth...
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Boris Johnson expected to give HS2 the green light
Boris Johnson is expected to confirm HS2 will go ahead despite concerns over its budget. The Prime Minister will make a Commons statement on the high-speed rail project after a Cabinet meeting. It is..
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George Osborne: ‘It would be nuts to cancel HS2’
Former Chancellor George Osborne says it would be "nuts to cancel HS2" given the "brilliant science and business happening in the North".
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PM: Decision on HS2 'very shortly'
Boris Johnson says that there will be a decision made on HS2 "very shortly." The prime minister was responding to a question from Conservative MP for Sedgefield Paul Howell, who said: "I hope to see a..
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Cabinet minister says his gut feeling is HS2 should go ahead
A Cabinet minister has said it is his gut feeling that HS2 should go ahead as he described the rail project as a “key part” of the Government’s “levelling up” agenda. Brexit Secretary Steve..
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Grant Shapps: Government still reviewing HS2
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the government is still reviewing the HS2 project, but the key question is whether there is another way to provide the capacity needed on the railways. Report by..
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Britain in talks with China over offer to build HS2 in five years 'for less money' Department for Transport confirms 'preliminary discussions' with Beijing Independent - Published 3 days ago
Family 'got no money for forever home lost to HS2' A family says the company behind HS2 has not paid them for their farm despite them being forced to hand over the keys on Friday. BBC News - Published 3 days ago HS2: Cubbington Wood group to continue their protest Campaigners camping at Cubbington Wood prepare for eviction after the high-speed rail line is approved. BBC News - Published 6 days ago
HS2: 'I think fairly soon we might well see evictions' As HS2 gets the go-ahead, the BBC Midlands Transport Correspondent explains what could happen next. BBC News - Published 6 days ago
HS2 'transformational' and 'absolutely awful' Travellers and people living in Leeds give mixed reactions to the government go-ahead for HS2. BBC News - Published 6 days ago
Boris Johnson loves antiquity – which is handy, as HS2 will be obsolete by the time it opens By the time the project is complete, eleven years late and £100bn over budget, we'll all be using driverless cars anyway Independent - Published 6 days ago The village split down the middle As plans for HS2 are confirmed, homes in Burton Green will be bulldozed to make way for the track. BBC News - Published 6 days ago
HS2: Boris Johnson makes 'controversial and difficult decision' to go ahead Boris Johnson says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline". BBC News - Published 6 days ago
HS2: Boris Johnson faces backbench rebellion as he gives green light to controversial rail project Extensions to Manchester and Leeds under review as part of a 'master plan for high-speech north' Independent - Published 1 week ago
'Waste of money' or 'good news'? Manchester passengers call HS2 "a raw deal", while the council leader says it is "very good news". BBC News - Published 1 week ago
Boris Johnson news – live: Brexit set to trigger food shortages amid border chaos warnings, as PM faces Tory rebellion over HS2 go-ahead Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 1 week ago HS2: Boris Johnson to approve full roll-out of multi-billion pound rail project, report says Report comes after Johnson tells 10-year-old that with 'a hole the size of HS2, the only thing to do is keep digging' Independent - Published 1 week ago
Government to give HS2 the go-ahead Boris Johnson will announce the entire line will be built but the northern phase will be reviewed. BBC News - Published 1 week ago Boris Johnson news – live: PM faces backlash over 'mansion tax plan' and HS2, as Starmer's team claim 'dirty tricks' over data breach claims Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 1 week ago
Six reasons why HS2 is so expensive The controversial high-speed rail project could potentially cost as much as £106bn. BBC News - Published 1 week ago Boris Johnson gives clearest indication he will support HS2, saying government is in a hole but must 'keep digging' 'We're in a mess – but we've got to get out of it and we need a way forward,' PM tells 10-year-old aspiring reporter Independent - Published 2 weeks ago
HS2: Government review 'advises against cancelling' project The review, seen by the BBC, advises against cancelling the high speed rail scheme. BBC News - Published 3 weeks ago Boris Johnson news – live: Remain and Leave voters urged to unite on eve of Brexit 'dark day', as controversial HS2 project gets unexpected boost Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published 3 weeks ago
Chancellor set to back HS2 rail project despite push for cost cutting Javid to 'broadly back' line from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds Independent - Published 3 weeks ago HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid 'backs project' ahead of crucial meeting It is understood the chancellor will tell Boris Johnson he supports the London to Birmingham rail link. BBC News - Published 3 weeks ago
HS2: Scrapping troubled rail link will cost £12bn, say reports Future of project uncertain amid ballooning budget, delays and concerns Independent - Published 3 weeks ago Boris Johnson news – live: Tory MPs demand HS2 scrapped after damning new report, as EU officials sign Brexit withdrawal deal Follow all the latest developments Independent - Published on January 24, 2020
HS2: All the other things you could do with £106bn How does the cost of the controversial rail project compare to the cost of Brexit, funding the royal family, or renewing Britain's nuclear arsenal? Independent - Published on January 20, 2020 Upgrading existing railways instead of building HS2 would cause 'absurd disruption' for passengers, Network Rail chief warns Britain could effectively be left without a functioning intercity rail service at weekends for 15 years Independent - Published on January 20, 2020
HS2: Rail link costs could rise to £106bn, says review There is "considerable risk" the price of the high-speed line could rise by another 20%, a report finds. BBC News - Published on January 20, 2020 HS2 will destroy ancient woodlands and 'huge swathes of irreplaceable' wildlife, report warns Wetlands, wildflower meadows and historic pasture all set to be lost to new line while species including willow tit and white-clawed crayfish will face localised extinction, study claims Independent - Published on January 15, 2020
HS2 protesters enter fourth month in Cubbington Wood HS2 campaigners have now spent more than three months living in a protest camp at Cubbington Wood. BBC News - Published on January 15, 2020 HS2: Parliament 'seriously misled' over costs for high-speed rail network, report finds Actual costs much higher than initial estimates Independent - Published on January 5, 2020
HS2 costs out of control, says review's deputy chair Lord Berkeley says MPs were "misled" about the line's costs, which he says will be more than £108bn. BBC News - Published on January 5, 2020 Tories urge Boris Johnson to 'change course' on HS2 amid fears project could reach 12-figure cost Newly elected MPs in Labour's 'red wall' warn business case for project is collapsing Independent - Published on December 22, 2019
Government backs parliamentary bill to take HS2 past Birmingham Legislation to give the government powers to build and operate railway line makes return Independent - Published on December 19, 2019 General election 2019: Your questions on HS2 answered Readers share their thoughts on the high-speed rail link and ask what each party pledges to do. BBC News - Published on December 11, 2019
'If HS2 doesn't come to Crewe, what then?' The demise of Crewe's railway industry has hit people hard. What are their hopes for the future? BBC News - Published on December 9, 2019 Labour manifesto promises to extend HS2 rail line to Scotland Journey time between London and Scottish capital would be cut from around four hours today to two and a half hours Independent - Published on November 21, 2019
HS2: Five other giant projects facing big delays The rail scheme faces huge cost overruns, but it's not the only big project behind schedule and over budget. BBC News - Published on November 15, 2019 HS2 needed to stop ticket prices rising, review launched by Boris Johnson finds The independent review was chaired by Douglas Oakervee and commissioned by Boris Johnson Independent - Published on November 12, 2019
HS2 should happen despite rising cost, says review A draft copy of a review into the project says it might cost even more than its current price of £88bn. BBC News - Published on November 12, 2019 Remains of explorer Matthew Flinders found in HS2 dig return home Captain Matthew Flinders, who was born in Lincolnshire, led the first circumnavigation of Australia. BBC News - Published on October 17, 2019
Climate change activists protest against British high-speed train line Climate change activists, including one of the founders of Extinction Rebellion, targeted Britain's transport ministry in central London on Tuesday to protest against a proposed high-speed rail project.. Reuters - Published on October 15, 2019 HS2: Scrapping high speed route to Leeds would be 'complete and utter betrayal of the north', government warned 'How can people who've worked on this in good faith for years ever trust a national process again?' asks city council chief Independent - Published on October 5, 2019
HS2 buys £1.25bn of property in London Over £1bn has been spent by HS2 buying London properties, a freedom of information request reveals. BBC News - Published on September 7, 2019 HS2 railway to be delayed by up to five years It will be between 2028 to 2031 before the first trains run on the London to Birmingham route. BBC News - Published on September 3, 2019
HS2 facing seven-year delay, company building high-speed railway reveals Boris Johnson has ordered a review into project and its 'spiralling' costs Independent - Published on September 3, 2019 Ministers and HS2 bosses knew railway over budget years ago The public were not given the full picture about the true cost of the high speed railway, documents show. BBC News - Published on August 26, 2019
HS2 is the only option for Britain's railways The high-speed rail project comes with huge economic and practical benefits, but politicians have failed miserably at explaining them, Jon Stone argues Independent - Published on August 22, 2019 HS2: Farmer slams rail project as 'totally unco-ordinated' Robert Lockhart says land he has lost to HS2 has been wasted with too many people involved in plans. BBC News - Published on August 21, 2019
HS2: Scrapping high-speed rail project 'would be a disaster' But a farmer who has lost land to the project says he feels the scheme will not go ahead in full. BBC News - Published on August 21, 2019 HS2: Boris Johnson government announces review into whether major rail project should be axed The future of the HS2 high-speed rail project is hanging in the balance with the announcement of a review into "whether" it should be axed. Independent - Published on August 21, 2019