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HS2 and its legacy​

29 July, 2016

rail tracks The reaction to the Taxpayers’ Alliance report HS2 was to be expected. Gerald Jennings, president of the Leeds Chamber of Commerce said it was “particularly galling for a London based organisation to be questioning the HS2 project and the improvements it will bring to the North’s connectivity to other parts of the country as well as providing much needed capacity on our frequently overcrowded rail network.” He added: “There is no other project that will bring the economic uplift that…

New anti-HS2 groups to be created to battle revised route​

29 July, 2016

line laying New anti-HS2 campaign groups are set to be created across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire following the high-speed train line route being revised. Dozens of people from areas on the planned new route attended a meeting arranged by the Killamarsh and Renishaw HS2 Action Group, which has campaigned on the issue for three years. Killamarsh and Renishaw are no longer on the planned route after HS2 bosses scrapped plans for a new station in Meadowhall in favour of a ‘spur’…

Anger at campaigners’ call to scrap “vanity” high speed rail project​

29 July, 2106

HS1 wall A campaign group’s call to scrap the HS2 high speed rail project has provoked a furious backlash from the Yorkshire business community. The Taxpayers’ Alliance has today published a new report warning that the cost of HS2 is soaring and claiming it will not deliver the economic benefits to the North that have been promised. The first phase of HS2 will connect London and Birmingham with the second phase seeing eastern and western ‘legs’ going north to Manchester and Yorkshire.…

HS2 – still a case of dwindling benefits and soaring costs​

29 July, 2016

graph down 1 The Taxpayers Alliance report on HS2 could not have set out the hard reality of the high-speed rail scheme any clearer – in sharp contrast to the reach for the stars vision peddled by the government and vested interests. In 2013 the Public Accounts Committee said: “the Department for Transport had failed to present a convincing strategic case for a project with dwindling benefits and spiralling costs.” The passage of three years has not altered that searing assessment by MPs one…

TaxPayers’ Alliance: HS2 an ‘expensive vanity project’​

29 July, 2016

construction HS2 is an expensive vanity project which must be scrapped, according to the TaxPayers' Alliance. In a new report, the think-tank says the business case for HS2 has fallen apart and the scheme is already projected to be massively over its original budget. It is unlikely to be completed on schedule and there's a significant chance that future technological developments, such as autonomous vehicles, will make it an obsolete technology years before the first train sets off for Birmingham. –…

Costs of ‘vanity’ rail project HS2 could hit £90bn: Report urges Theresa May to ditch the scheme and spend money on Britain’s existing lines​

29 July, 2016

money HS2 will cost the public almost £90billion, says the Taxpayers' Alliance HS2 Limited has admitted the first phase may not be finished by 2026 New Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says he is still committed to HS2 High Speed 2 is a ‘wasteful vanity project’ which will cost taxpayers almost £90billion, it is claimed today. Theresa May has been urged to ditch plans for the rail line and spend the cash on improving Britain’s existing railways and roads instead. A report by…

Rich man’s toy: The case for scrapping HS2​

29 July, 2016

toy train High Speed 2 is part of the Government’s effort to increase rail capacity between the North and South of England and to deliver greater economic growth in the North of England.1 Phase one, from London to the West Midlands, is expected to begin construction in 2017 (presuming Royal Assent is received in December 2016) and open in 2026 with further extensions to Crewe expected to open in 2027 and Manchester and Leeds connections in 2033. Greater capacity to meet future…

HS2 information event 11 August 2016: Maple Cross​

28 July, 2016

exhibition This event is an opportunity for you to find out more about the project and what it means for the local area by talking to experts about engineering, construction, property, the environment and more You will also be able to see maps and plans of the project near you; and ask questions and explore the proposals in more detail. More information can be found at the gov.uk website. Date: Thursday 11 August Time: 2pm – 8pm Location: West Hyde & Maple Cross…

Proposed changes to HS2 rail’s West Yorkshire route put to public​

28 July, 2016

wakefield protestors The developers of the HS2 high speed rail link are holding a drop-in session in a West Yorkshire village over a proposed change of route. The company is planning to change the line in South Yorkshire to run next to the M18 motorway and to include a stop in Sheffield city centre. As a result the line would enter West Yorkshire further east, closer to Wakefield. A meeting is being held by HS2 Ltd in Hemsworth for newly affected residents.…

MP urges HS2 to reconsider planned route​

28 July, 2016

John Healey MP A RETHINK of the newly-proposed high speed rail route through South Yorkshire has been urged by an MP. John Healey wants HS2 Ltd to reconsider the new route it revealed weeks ago, which will take the line through Aston, Bramley, Wales, Mexborough and the Dearne Valley. It was controversially moved from an option which took the line via a proposed interchange at Meadowhall. Now the Wentworth and Dearne MP has demanded that the Meadowhall option be reconsidered. The new route…
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