High Speed 2

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The transport secretary Grant Shapps has today denied reports his department has held talks with China over building the HS2

February 16, 2020
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Shares in British construction giants rose today after Prime Minister Boris Johnson opted to press ahead with the controversial HS2

February 11, 2020
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HS2 (High Speed Rail 2) will lead to increased ticket prices and reduce train access for smaller Northern cities, according

October 8, 2019

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has again come under fire after giving Heathrow airport £9m to prepare for High Speed 2,

July 14, 2019

HS2 has abandoned its initial hunt for a contractor to build its Birmingham station, after firms were unwilling to take

July 11, 2019

London risks reaping all the rewards from HS2, leaving the north "short-changed", a stinging House of Lords report has warned today.

May 16, 2019

HS2 has tasked construction firms Mace, Balfour Beatty and Vinci with building the project’s London terminus and west London super-hub

February 6, 2019

A £10bn project linking Heathrow and Gatwick airports, dubbed the ‘M25 for high speed trains’, has reportedly been rejected by

December 11, 2018

He was the man who single-handedly oversaw the construction of the Great Western Railway. But now another rail line –

July 27, 2015

One of the consequences of this year’s General Election is that HS2, the high-speed line from London to the Midlands

July 19, 2015

Slashed travel times between northern cities will cheer commuters, as new transport body Transport for the North gives a boost

July 9, 2015

Amid the deluge of news about EU reform and the Greek debt crisis, you could be forgiven for forgetting there’s

July 7, 2015

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