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HS2 should be run by the French

The Guardian - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Has Jeremy Heywood been given a poisoned chalice to review HS2 (HS2 budget scrutinised by head of civil service, 3 May)?

Top UK civil servant reviews HS2 project

The Guardian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Heywood, the cabinet secretary and head of the civil service, has been quietly investigating HS2 in an effort to cut costly elements.

Government looks to cut the cost of Birmingham's HS2 high speed rail line

Birmingham Mail - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, Britain's top civil servant, is leading a team which is looking at the cost of HS2, a new line connecting London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. Construction of the first phase, linking London and Birmingham, ...

Counting the real cost of HS2 Meadowhall station plan

The Star - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Meadowhall is the worst place to build an HS2 station because the rock beneath it is 'mush', according to a top engineer.

£50bn HS2 rail project is at risk because of ELEVEN spikey protestors near Euston

Daily Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
It has been revealed that the £50 billion-and-rising 2 project could be derailed by a tiny group of hedgehogs who live near London's Euston station.

Sir Jeremy Heywood conducting review to ensure HS2 stays within budget

Rail Technology Magazine - ‎16 hours ago‎
Britain's most senior civil servant has been conducting a review of HS2 and looking at the project's costs, it emerged in the Guardian today.

French railways invest in 700mph inter-city 'hyperloop' super-tube train which could make HS2 obsolete

The Independent - ‎16 hours ago‎
The organisation running the French railway system are investing in a 700mph inter-city super tube train which could make HS2 obsolete before it its built. The SNCF, creator of the high-speed train concept, have decided to invest Euros 80m in one of ...

MP reveals rising cost of HS2 amid concerns over route through Cheshire

Winsford Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
IT HAS been revealed that the budget for the second phase of HS2 has risen by £3.2billion after Winsford MP Antoinette Sandbach investigated the budget.

HS2 chairman's £475k-a-year post advertised 'in error' by Government - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The bulletin states that the job is “expected to be advertised within the next few months”. But a spokesman for HS2 claimed the entry was an “error”, saying: “Sir David Higgins remains as chairman of HS2 Ltd.” However, the spokesman refused to say how ...
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Euston's HS2 plan under threat from London Zoo seeking to protect hedgehogs

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
A tiny group of hedgehogs living in an inner-city car park have become the latest prickly problem to hit the £50 billion High Speed Two rail scheme.

UPDATED: Work could begin on huge HS2 construction compound next year

Watford Observer - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Work on a huge construction compound for the controversial HS2 project could start early next year. The compound will be built on the edge of Three Rivers to allow engineers to work on the Chiltern Tunnel.
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HS2 and northern powerhouse drive foreign investors to UK

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Britain has become one of the most attractive countries for infrastructure investors on the back of the government's commitment to projects such as HS2 and Crossrail 2, according to a leading engineering consultancy group. The UK has jumped four places ...

Labour transport minister: HS2 'absolutely vital' - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Lilian Greenwood, Labour's shadow transport secretary, praised HS2 during a visit to the Black Country. She made the comments as she was at Dudley bus station to view a fleet of new National Express buses as well as discuss the region's transport with ...

HS2 Ltd. Could Be Asked To Help With Flood Prevention

Mix 96 - ‎18 hours ago‎
"If HS2 happens, they'll be redesigning Oxford Road and what we want them to do as part of that work is to build a bigger culvert, so we don't get any more blockages and flooding in the future.

Heathrow and HS2: What Hillingdon issues matter to the London mayoral candidates?

This is Local London - ‎19 hours ago‎
HILLINGDON'S transport has been the focus of many of the mayoral candidates' prospective policies but it is the Conservatives who have focused most on the borough.

Talks of a HS2 tunnel under Hillingdon borough 'back on the table'

getwestlondon - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Residents in Hillingdon fighting HS2 have been given a light at the end of the tunnel, with a new 'working group' set up for the borough.

Balfour Beatty/Vinci JV names HS2 design partners

Construction Enquirer - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Mott MacDonald brings a long association with high-speed rail projects around the world and has been involved in HS2 for over six years, providing a broad range of planning, engineering and environmental services as well as having played a key role on ...

HS2 bosses dismiss delay claims - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The group has declared it is now 'clear' the first phase of HS2 will not be open in time. Campaigner Joe Rukin said: “HS2 Ltd have released a timetable which says they will only start tendering for station construction when they previously thought ...

HS2: Help us name the HS2 replacement housing blocks

Camden Council - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
We are inviting Camden residents to help us name the eight new HS2 replacement housing blocks on the Regent's Park Estate.

Taking HS2 to completion

Rail Engineer - ‎May 1, 2016‎
So far as many people are concerned, HS2 is a high-profile project that hasn't started yet. True, there have been some route plans published, many of which are being criticised by those who live close to the proposed alignment.