The equivalent of the Channel Tunnel will be bulldozed through England’s most scenic and picturesque countryside if HS2 progresses as planned, campaigners have warned. ....Read more
A coalition of activists has joined forces to condemn the economic, environmental and human costs of the High Speed 2 project in a new advert published across national media.....Read more
HS2 has been dealt a blow today by a recent YouGov passenger survey which reveals that the majority of train passengers surveyed (59%) haven’t travelled between London and Birmingham for business purposes in the past 12 months. ....Read more
The Government is being misadvised on the benefits of the HS2 route between West Yorkshire and London, according to Civil Engineering Principal of High Speed UK Colin Elliff.....Read more
The nature and scale of transformative infrastructure projects almost guarantees the generation of opprobrium from various quarters.....Read more
After many years of protest, Sheffield’s business leaders have forced HS2 Ltd to abandon their unacceptable proposals for a parkway station at Meadowhall.....Read more
High Speed UK (HSUK) welcomes a damning report published today by the Taxpayers’ Alliance which calls for the HS2 project to be abandoned.....Read more
Following the announcement that Chris Grayling has been promoted to Secretary of State for Transport, High Speed UK (HSUK) is calling on the Government to review the HS2 project which has been marred by controversy and a lack of due process since the start. ....Read more
HS2’s failure to achieve its fundamental objective, of ‘hugely enhanced capacity and connectivity between the UK’s major conurbations’, is nowhere better demonstrated than in its substandard proposals for the city of Sheffield.....Read more
The HS2 high-speed rail project has an "unrealistic timetable" and faces major cost pressures, a report by the National Audit Office has said.....Read more
£20bn less than existing plans for HS2 & HS3.Read more...
Improves 94% of journeys and reduces journey time by an average of 40%.Read more...
Saves 600 million tonnes of CO2 and avoids the Chilterns AONB.Read more...
Improves regional rail across the UK and integrates with the existing rail infrastructure.Read more...