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HS2 Plans Are Rejected By The High Court

HS2 Plans Are Rejected By The High Court

Objectors including 15 councils lose their bid to force further assessment of the controversial Government project.

Campaigners have vowed to fight on after the Court of Appeal rejected their latest challenges to the Government’s HS2 high-speed rail project.

Objectors including 15 councils and residents’ associations along the route had wanted judges to order further assessment of the entire scheme.

But their plea was dismissed on all grounds – although they were granted the right of a final appeal to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. read more

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HS2 High-Speed Rail Link

HS2 High-Speed Rail Link

  • Posted: Jan 28, 2013
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The Prime Minister today announces that the high-speed rail link will go ahead as planned although some economists stated this will do little to help the economy.

David Cameron has insisted high-speed rail links to the north of England will go ahead despite a growing backlash at the plans.

The second phase of the Government’s plans will take the route beyond Birmingham, with five new stations at Manchester, Manchester Airport, Toton in the East Midlands, Sheffield and in Leeds.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is bringing forward a public consultation to 2013 to fast-track the project. read more

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