The HS2 consultation closes in two weeks time. Replies will need to be in by then.
If you are concerned about any part of HS2, this is your only chance to take part in a formal consultation on the principles of High speed Rail in the UK. Many people are concerned about various aspects of HS2, but if you stay quiet now, you will not have a chance to take part in a HS2 consultation like this later.
Whatever the flaws in the HS2 consultation, and whatever the bias in the questions, this is the only consultation like this that the Department for Transport will hold.
Taking part in the consultation now is especially important if you think your town or area will lose out when the second phase and the Y route is announced. Then, all the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd are likely to be interested in are minor tweaks, just like the minor tweaks they have made on the route between London and Birmingham.
So, if you are at all interested, please take part in the consultation. HS2 Ltd confirmed this morning that you can still order consultation forms on 0300 321 1010, download one from here, or fill in the online form.
Remember when answering the questions, make your opposition to HS2 clear. Make sure you say you think HS2 is a bad idea. We’ve suggested many things to think about, but you will have concerns about the different aspects yourself. Please make them clear to the Department for Transport and HS2 Ltd.