- Phase 2b Second Reading – no cross party support 23rd June 2022
With the continuing drop of passenger numbers on the railways, the case for HS2 has never seemed weaker, but even so, the government pushed ahead with the second reading of HS2 Phase 2b on Monday.
There was a vote, it passed.
However this is not a good news story for HS2 Ltd, or other HS2 fans, there ...
- HS2 Phase 2b Environmental Statement Consultation 1st March 2022
Currently, HS2 Ltd are conducting an consultation on their Environmental Statement concerning phase 2b of their proposed scheme between Crewe and Manchester. The consultation ends on 31st of March Consultation and a document highlighting common issues produced by Stop HS2 North can be found here. While many people in communities impacted by HS2 south of ...
- Transport Select Committee Oral Evidence Session 1st February 2022
The Transport Select Committee will be holding an oral evidence session on Wednesday 2nd February, starting at 9.30, with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester.
This will be followed at 10.30 by a session with theChief Executive of Transport for the North, Mr Martin Tugwell and former Transport Secretary, Lord Patrick McLoughlin, now Chair of Transport for ...
- What we told the TSC about the Integrated Rail Plan 1st February 2022
The Transport Select Committee has now published the written evidence submitted to their inquiry on the Integrated Rail Plan. Here is what we told them (you can see it on their website here):
Stop HS2 is the national campaign group against HS2.
The IRP exists for two reasons: to provide political cover for the cancellation of ...
- Stop HS2 Press Comment: “HS2 is a hugely expensive, environmentally damaging white elephant” 24th January 2022
Stop HS2 react to the news that the Government are laying the HS2 Phase 2 Crewe to Manchester bill to Parliament.
Penny Gaines, chair of Stop Hs2 said,
“This latest announcement is full of the same nonsensical spin we’ve heard from the government all along.
“Claims about biodiversity on Phase 2 in the future should be seen in ...
- #HS2CostingTheEarth – Day of Action, today 24th January 2022
💥 Monday 24th January
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST
📌 Northern England @ 12 noon
Assemble in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
📌 Central England @ 12 noon
Assemble outside the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
📌 Southern England @ evening
A public meeting is being held for local residents in Great Missenden, Bucks, to provide information on how HS2 works are about to impact the ...
- TSC inquiry on Integrated Rail Plan 10th January 2022
The Transport Select Committee are currently holding an inquiry into the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) and are currently asking for evidence to be submitted by 24th January.
Their webpage says
The Committee is interested in the implications of the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) for the economy and rail capacity and connectivity. We are particularly interested in receiving ...
- Merry Christmas to all our supporters 25th December 2021
Merry Christmas to all our supporters
- Tony Berkeley’s speech on the Integrated Rail Plan 20th December 2021
On 16th December 2021, Tony Berkeley initiated a debate in the House of Lords on the Integrated Rail Plan: here is his speech. (Hansard here.)
My Lords, I am pleased that we can have a quick debate about the integrated rail plan this afternoon. My question relates to the capacity and regional capability contained in ...
- STOP HS2 Respond to expected partial cancellation of HS2 17th November 2021
On Thursday 18th November, it is widely expected that part of the Eastern Leg of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds will be cancelled along with HS3, part of the Northern Powerhouse Rail proposal. Instead, it is expected that money will be invested upgrading of existing lines, reopening of old ones and some electrification projects, though ...
- Rumours and Speculation about HS2 15th November 2021
For months there have been rumours of the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan. Just like HS2 itself this has been postponed and delayed this year from ‘before the end of Spring’. The current rumours are saying ‘Thursday’ so there is a lot of press speculation at the moment.
No government flunkeys have whispered in Stop ...
- Swampy and Satchel Released from Wendover Tunnel 13th November 2021
From Wendover Active Resistance:
The two remaining tunnellers of W.A.R. have finally come up for air after 28 days in their underground stronghold.
Neither arrested, both happy and well.
After 35 days (28 in the tunnel) holding out against the National Eviction Team (NET), HS2’s favourite lawless thugs, the eviction of the protest camp is done.
The camp, set ...
- From the PAC report – “No clear end in sight” 24th September 2021
On Wednesday, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published their latest report into HS2.
PAC HS2 Summer 2021 report Read the PAC statement
Read the full report (HTML)
Read the full report (PDF)
Read the report summary
Find all publications related to this inquiry, including oral and written evidence Here are some of the points they raised in the report.
1 Progress with Phase ...
- “No clear end in sight” to HS2 cost says PAC report 22nd September 2021
Earlier today (Wednesday), the Public Accounts Committee of MPs issuedtheir latest report into HS2, ‘HS2 Summer 2021’.
Reacting to the report, Penny Gaines, Chair of Stop HS2 said,
“It’s over a decade since HS2 was first announced, and in that time we’ve seen costs triple, and the completion date pushed further and further into the future. The ...
- HS2 debate at 6pm today in Parliament 13th September 2021
The HS2 Westminster Hall debate is at 6pm today (Monday) and we’ll be tweeting about it as @stophs2 and @penny_gaines.
You’ll be able to watch it live on the Parliament TV website here, and it should also be available later.
- The 2019 Westminster Hall debate on HS2 13th September 2021
While there has been a lot of hype and build up to the Westminster Hall debate due to take place on HS2 on the 13th of September 2021 at around 6pm, maybe there should have been a bit more honesty as to what a Westminster Hall debate actually is. Westminster Hall – or the debating ...
- Emergency! 9-9-9 National Action Day 7th September 2021
HS2 Rebellion supporters are organising a national Day of Action on Thursday 9th September.
For latest details see their website here.
Join us from 9am to 5pm on 9th September 2021 at various locations along the HS2 route of destruction for events, actions and gatherings to help #stopHS2.
The day of action will be a great introduction to the ...
- Is the Eastern leg of HS2 for the chop? 4th September 2021
Just recently, there have been a number of news items suggesting that the Eastern leg of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds might be scrapped – see here, here and here for example.
The government have asked HS2 Ltd to “pause” work on the Eastern leg, but will it be cancelled, or will it be unpaused?
Listening to ...
- Cook’s left with no replacement for HS2 Chair 12th August 2021
When Allen Cook announced his resignation as HS2 Chair in February 2021, you’d have thought finding a replacement for a project which will cost over £100 billion would be a high priority for the Department for Transport.
But earlier this week, the New Civil Engineer wrote that there was still no replacement for Cook who left the ...
- HS2 debate in Parliament 13th September 28th July 2021
In response to the petition “Stop work on HS2 immediately and hold a new vote to repeal the legislation“, a debate on HS2 has been scheduled for Monday 13th September in the Houses of Parliament.
If you signed the petition (thank you to the many thousands of people who did), you should have got an email ...
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