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New college to train engineers for controversial high-speed rail project

New college to train engineers for controversial high-speed rail project :The first new FE college in England for almost two decades is to be set up to train engineers for the controversial High Speed 2 rail project, it was announced today. Plans for... ...

Business travellers back High Speed 2

Business travellers back High Speed 2 :The majority of business travellers who regularly use trains in the UK are in support of the High Speed 2 rail project. A survey of more than 1,000 corporate travellers carried out by the GTMC found that 56 per... ...

Alexander likens HS2’s importance to Victorian railway

Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander said the £42.6bn project might have a comparable effect on UK’s economic geography to the Victorian railway construction. Despite the growing criticism and rising costs, HS2 promises “much wider”... ...

High-speed rail project cost rises by 10 billion pounds

High-speed rail project cost rises by 10 billion pounds : The budget for the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project has increased by almost 10 billion pounds because of the addition of a tunnel to plans, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said. McLoughlin... ...

HS2 opponents go to high court

HS2 opponents go to high court : Residents of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire will visit the High Court later to appeal a decision rejecting their challenges to the legality of the £33 billion High Speed 2 Railway Line. Nine legal... ...

Legal bid to put Manchester high-speed rail links on a faster track

Legal bid to put Manchester high-speed rail links on a faster track : Government ministers plan to introduce a bill in the Queen’s speech tomorrow to pave the way for future laws to get the project started A new legal framework for Manchester’s... ...

Buckinghamshire elections dominated by high-speed rail

Wherever you turn in Buckinghamshire, whichever road you drive down, there is only one issue which really dominates – high-speed rail. The roads are lined with posters and banners opposing the rail line, which will carry passengers from London to... ...

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