High Speed 2

News and opinion about the HS2 railway connecting London and Scotland.

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The High Speed 2 rail link connecting Birmingham to London is “cannibalising” the rest of the UK's transport budget, Jonathan

June 25, 2015

The £50bn battle over HS2 has been won and work on the project will begin in two years, according to

June 2, 2015

 A full employment and welfare benefits bill aiming to create 2m more jobs and 3m more apprenticeshipsAn enterprise bill to

May 28, 2015

Britain’s directors want the new high speed rail line to go to Scotland, as was originally planned. A Institute of

May 25, 2015

Japan’s super-fast magnetic levitation (maglev) train smashed the world speed record for a train today, clocking a huge 603kmph (377mph)

April 21, 2015

John O’Connell, director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, says YesHS2 should be scrapped. It is based on a bad business case

March 25, 2015

Another day, another government report on HS2 – and things aren't looking good for the embattled £50bn project.  A report

March 25, 2015

London’s population is at an all-time high. By 2020, we will have over 9m people living in our city; 10m

February 11, 2015
Boris Johnson today made his pitch to become the next Prime Minister (Getty)

Plans to turn a rundown industrial area in west London into a thriving new district with up to 24,000 homes

January 27, 2015

If 2014 was eventful in business, politics and the economy, this year is sure to prove just as eventful. A

January 1, 2015

Nigel Farage has spent years moulding Ukip into the perfect political anti-party. Bon-bons, beer and union flag bunting are in;

December 7, 2014

Andrew Carter, acting chief executive of the Centre for Cities, says Yes.Improving rail links between London and the north, and

October 27, 2014

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