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Golfers getting new club thanks to HS2 - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
A spokesman for HS2 said it was still in discussions with the club over compensation. The golf course has been in its current location since 1974 and would lose 13 of its 128 acres but with the railway dissecting it's middle, it would effectively ruin ...

Church asks for more HS2 noise money

Church Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
A CHURCH near Aylesbury has described a £250,000 offer of noise-reduction work from the promoters of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail link as “woefully inadequate”, saying that it needs to carry out work costing in the region of £2 million to mitigate the ...

Meeting in Darlington to highlight HS2 opportunities for Tees Valley companies

ITV News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Tees Valley Unlimited is offering local companies the opportunity to meet key executives from two of the UK's most significant rail projects at a business briefing in Darlington.

HS2 community specialists sought after concerns of limited local progress

Rail Technology Magazine - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
HS2 Ltd has finally announced a recruitment drive for a dedicated team of community engagement specialists after its Residents' Commissioner, Deborah Fazan, criticised the organisation's slow progress in this area.

'We want a thorough understanding of local issues': HS2 recruiting 'go to' people for communities

Leamington Courier - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The roles will also 'help HS2 to better recognise the unique needs of each community as the project moves towards construction'.

Cost of HS2 construction jumps by 39%

getwestlondon - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Freedom of Information requests made by campaigners to HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport have since revealed that instead of the increase being a straight addition for inflation, the construction estimates for have risen by 15.02% for Phase 1 ...

MP says Bassetlaw will be left in 'no-man's land' by HS2 line-up proposals

Retford Today - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Under this plan, Bassetlaw travellers will be expected to access HS2 by stopping over in Mansfield whilst people in Sheffield will have reached London before our people are even on the train.

Residents' alternative HS2 haul road would have 'far more impact' says Wildlife Trust

getwestlondon - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Experts from the London Wildlife Trust have renewed their plea against a proposed HS2 haul road but say an alternative idea from residents would have “far more impact”.

Reducing HS2 train speed would cut emissions and noise, report finds

The Guardian - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Research commissioned by objectors to the 117-mile HS2 line through the Chilterns shows that if trains were limited to 300 kilometres an hour rather than the proposed 360km/h, they could save hundreds of thousands of tonnes of CO2.

Government responds to HS2 property concerns

RAIL magazine - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
The Government has responded to concerns raised by the House of Commons Select Committee on the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill in its First Special Report on December 17 2015, regarding compensation for property owners affected by ...
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HS2 high speed rail's national headquarters opens in Birmingham

Birmingham Mail - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy labelled the rail network, known as High Speed Two or HS2, “a huge game-changer” that will “super-charge” Birmingham.

Peter Richardson tells Sheffield: 'Make your ruddy mind up on HS2'

Derby Telegraph - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Decision-makers in Sheffield came under-fire as Peter Richardson, chairman of D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, addressed a business audience in Derby.

HS2 makes 'limited progress' on community links – Residents' Commissioner

Rail Technology Magazine - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
HS2 Ltd has made “limited progress” on re-establishing links with communities to share information, according to Deborah Fazan, HS2 Residents' Commissioner. In her latest report, Fazan said HS2 has progressed with substantial work on the property ...
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HS2 headquarters opens in Birmingham, UK

Railway Technology - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has opened headquarters in Birmingham for the proposed HS2 high-speed rail project.

South West MPs urged to rebel over HS2 until region gets £7 billion investment

Western Daily Press - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Tory MPs from the West should rebel over the HS2 high speed rail link unless David Cameron and George Osborne live up to their promises for investment in the region, a former minister has said.
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Fury of the Oxford village braced for 1000 HS2 lorries EVERY DAY

Daily Mail - ‎Jan 30, 2016‎
The tranquillity of a picturesque village is set to be shattered by lorries thundering past 1,000 times a day while a section of the new HS2 rail link is constructed. Rail bosses want to send 500 juggernauts back and forth through historic Wardington ...
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HS2 RAIL PLAN PLEDGE: 'Preston to London in 77 minutes'

Lancashire Evening Post - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Plans are being drawn up to make Preston railway station “HS2 ready” as part of Lancashire's vision for the future at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.

Trust blasts HS2 for 'disguising' damage to woodland

Buckingham Advertiser - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Luci Ryan, ecologist at the Woodland Trust, said: “Despite years of meetings, lobbying, groundwork, research and reams of paperwork provided by the Woodland Trust to HS2 Ltd, they have not only failed to rectify errors in relation to ancient woodland ...

Ancient tree under threat from HS2 in European Tree of the Year contest

Coventry Telegraph - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
A pear tree under threat from HS2 has been nominated as one of the UK's entries for this year's European Tree of the Year contest.

Council gives March deadline for HS2 traffic mitigation proposals

getwestlondon - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
HS2 Ltd has until March to prove that its traffic mitigation proposal consisting of a haul road through Uxbridge Golf Course is the best option for Hillingdon .