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Could HS2 cost FIVE times more than its French equivalent? New claims by transport experts - ‎4 hours ago‎
Although the academics, led by Professor Tony May from Leeds University and transport consultant Jonathan Tyler, said they broadly support HS2, they claim the only benefit it will achieve is to increase rail capacity and believe it will fail in other ...

HS2: Homeowners offered cash to make way for high-speed rail line - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy said he remains opposed to the HS2 scheme but he was 'pleased' the offers had been announced.
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HS2 will cost 'five times more than French line' - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The controversial High Speed 2 rail link is five times more expensive than a similar line being built in France, according to a new report which has sparked fresh fears about the investment required for the project.

Two options for Derby-to-Nottingham tram as part of HS2 plans

BBC News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Two options have been drawn up to outline how Nottingham's tram system could extend to Derby as part of plans for the HS2 high-speed rail network. One tram route would follow the A52 to Derby city centre, while another proposed route would go through ...

Plan to put double-decker trains on HS2 rail line - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Double-decker trains could be racing along the HS2 rail line at speeds of 225mph under ambitious plans due to be revealed by train maker Alstom today.

HS2: National Trust fears controversial rail link being 'rushed' - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Mr Middlemiss said: "HS2 will significantly affect the landscapes and wildlife along its route as it passes through farmland, countryside and near homes and villages.

HS2: Compensation packages announced for people around Crewe

Crewe Chronicle - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Compensation and assistance measures for eligible people living near the HS2 route around Crewe have today been confirmed by the Department for Transport.

HS2 compensation scheme should be reviewed, says Residents' Commissioner

Rail Technology Magazine - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In her latest study, Deborah Fazan added that the project is still failing to engage with communities. She also said that the DfT and HS2 ought to review its compensation scheme and consider more flexibility in its arrangements. Fazan noted that ...
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Sadiq Khan calls for rethink over HS2 terminus at Euston

Evening Standard - ‎May 19, 2016‎
“I've got concerns whether Euston is the right station for the London part of HS2,” he told LBC Radio. “The disruption during the building works will cause huge inconvenience, as well as the number of homes being destroyed during construction works.

HS2: Will double decker trains be coming to Birmingham?

Birmingham Mail - ‎May 24, 2016‎
... will use space more efficiently. The company is hoping to secure the £7.5 billion contract to design and build 160 trains for the HS2 line which will run between London and Birmingham before heading north to Leeds and Manchester on a Y-shaped network.

HS2 compensation schemes announced for affected Staffordshire residents

Staff Newsletter - ‎May 28, 2016‎
They include opportunities for residents living along HS2's Phase 2a route between Lichfield and Crewe to sell their homes to HS2, sell and rent it back or receive a one off compensation payment. Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy said: "I am pleased that these ...

HS2 on track for double-decker trains - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Alstom UK manager Henrik Anderberg said: “The design means double-decker trains are no higher than a standard single deck one. “However, because the trains that will run on HS2 meet with European standards and are 6.7 inches wider, we can do so ...

Government 'fully committed' to HS2 in Sheffield region

The Star - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The spokesman said: “Our plans for HS2 will benefit Sheffield by slashing journey times, providing a substantial boost to capacity and helping support the Northern Powerhouse.

Church concerns raised over HS2 route exhumations

Church Times - ‎May 26, 2016‎
THE House of Lords Select Committee on the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) rail link between London and the West Midlands will hear a petition from St Pancras Parish Church, in London, later this year, over works at St James's Gardens.

DfT unveils compensation package for HS2 Phase 2a route

Rail Technology Magazine - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A property compensation and financial assistance package for owner-occupiers along the HS2 Phase 2a route between the West Midlands and Crewe has been announced today.

Landmark hotel on the HS2 route for sale for £3m

Yorkshire Post - ‎May 22, 2016‎
a popular hotel on the outskirts of Sheffield is up for sale for almost £3m. The Sitwell Arms in Renishaw, a popular hotel used for weddings, is on the market for £2,995,000 and is being sold due to its current owner retiring.

Sheffield 'could miss out' on HS2 as scheme comes under review

The Star - ‎May 20, 2016‎
He said: “We still want firmer assurances from Government that the station for HS2 is going to be in Sheffield and that HS3 is going to link Sheffield as well as Leeds across the Pennines, as well as a commitment to the review of the Pennine Tunnel ...

Labour: Plans to cut Sheffield from HS2 'unacceptable'

ITV News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
A secretive downgrading of the HS2 high-speed rail link would be "totally unacceptable", Labour has said. Shadow transport secretary Lilian Greenwood said there have been suggestions that the Government may cut Sheffield out of its plans as well as a ...

With HS2 dubbed over-priced by experts, does Britain have a problem with big infrastructure projects?

City A.M. - ‎May 26, 2016‎
But this is not a case against HS2, or other projects. It is a case for a substantial revision of infrastructure appraisal methods - where different views can be taken into account, and a wide-ranging debate to decide which projects are best suited to ...
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Lidington: Heavy handed HS2 is challenging the democratic process

Bucks Herald - ‎May 23, 2016‎
I have been contacted by both individuals and local organisations who see this as a challenge to a fair democratic process and an attempt by HS2 to shut down debate about some of the key areas where improvements can still be made. I will be appearing ...