Many jounralists have been looking through the petitions on the Parliament website, finding details of how HS2 will affect their areas. Here are some of the things they’ve reported.
Birmingham Post: HS2 ‘could damage priceless exhibits…. and help robbers’
A planned high-speed rail line could put thousands of unique museum exhibits at risk, create electro-magnetic interference disrupting Birmingham trams and help thieves pull off a daring robbery, according to complaints submitted to the House of Commons.
These are some of the claims made in 1,925 official petitions opposing the proposed line from London to Birmingham, known as HS2.
One of the most scathing comments came from Birmingham Airport which warns the opportunity to create an exciting new railway station at the airport and the National Exhibition Centre had been squandered after plans for a “standard” park and ride station were drawn up instead.
Stoke Sentinel: Bishop of Stafford opposes HS2 railway scheme
THE Bishop of Stafford has joined other Church of England officials in opposing high speed railway plans.
Museums Association: High speed rail may force BMT to relocate collection
Birmingham Museums Trust (BMT) has warned MPs that the proposed route for phase one of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail link poses a substantial risk to the safety of its collections.
Post and Parcel: Royal Mail “greatly concerned” about planned High Speed Rail route
Royal Mail has raised concerns over the route of the UK government’s controversial High Speed Rail project, which proposes a major new transport route from London to the North of England.
…The project is already resulting in mail company UK Mail Group moving its headquarters and central hub to Coventry, out of the path of the planned rail link.
Express and Star:HS2 could kill off historic golf course
One of the country’s oldest golf clubs which is set to be sliced in half by HS2 could be forced out of business, bosses have warned.
Staffordshire Newsletter: Petition handed over by Stafford and Stone MPs over HS2 amid fears it will be a terrorist threat
A PETITION against HS2 plans which also calls for better compensation for Stafford and Stone residents and security against terrorist threats has been handed in to Parliament.
Jeremy Lefroy and Bill Cash fear HS2 could become a significant target for terrorists like the World Trade Centre in New York.
Aeroplanes will be at higher risk of crashes due to bird strikes because of the high-speed rail line HS2, officials have warned.
Birmingham Airport bosses are worried that large ponds built close to a proposed new station serving the airport would attract an influx of geese and other birds.
Express and Star: Fire bosses petition as HS2 set to go through car park of £20m HQ
Fire chiefs have lodged a petition against the HS2 rail line in response to proposals that will see the track run straight through the car park of the West Midlands Fire Service headquarters.
Coventry Telegraph: Young HS2 protester blasts rail plan in petition to parliament
Nine-year-old from Kenilworth slams promoters of high speed line claiming they are ”bad at maths”