Iver & Langley residents must forget the consultation, and petition on depot.

Whilst Additional Provision 2 to the HS2 Hybrid Bill had few surprises to those living along the main route of HS2, there was one big shock off, the decision...

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Latest Planning Forum Updates

Today, the Department for Transport published the latest updates for June and July for the HS2 Phase One planning forum. It’s interesting comping what they had to say about...

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Academics give Cameron their opinion on HS2

The letter below was sent to Prime Minister David Cameron just after the General Election on 27th May 2015. High Speed 2 The recent report of the Economic Affairs...

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HS2 To Have Swimming Pool

HS2 Still Diving into the Deep End
Originally published on HS2 Buzz A new report has been released giving the results of a passenger survey, whereby train users...

Two former Chancellors link Network Rail cuts to HS2 spending

In the last week, both Lord (Nigel) Lawson and Alistair Darling, two former Chancellors of the Exchequer have reiterated their opposition to HS2, suggesting the cuts to Network Rail projects are as a direct result of spending on HS2.

What Alistair Darling warned would happen two years ago. I believe the correct phrase now would be "I told you so!".

What Alistair Darling warned would happen two years ago. I believe the correct phrase now would be “I told you so!”.

We’ve not only put together those clips, but added some from when the pair first came out against HS2.

Besides holding the post of Chancellor, Darling had previously been Secretary of State for Transport, and as such he warned back then that if so much money went on HS2, there wouldn’t be the money for the rest of the rail network.

These words from almost two years ago now seem extremely prophetic, given the recent ‘pausing’ of Network Rail projects.

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