Happy New Year from Stop HS2!
And here is HS2 Ltd’s timetable, from their website:
|Early 2013||Engagement programme on phase 2 initial preferred route|
|Spring 2013||Consultation on draft Environmental Statement for phase 1 including design refinements|
|End of 2013||Introduction of a hybrid bill to provide necessary powers to construct and operate phase 1 of the railway|
|Early 2014||Consultation on preferred route for phase 2|
|Late 2014||Government’s announcement of the chosen route for phase 2|
|2015||Target date for Royal Assent for the Hybrid Bill, containing legal powers to construct HS2|
|2017-2025||Construction period (starts and ends at different times and at different points along the route)|
|2024-2026||Commissioning and testing|
|2026||Phase 1 line opens to passengers|
When you look at it, remember Stop HS2 had to tell them that the Cabinet had delayed the announcement on the Phase 2 announcement.