On Thursday, ITV Central broadcast a special programme ‘HS2: still on track’. Luckily for people outside the Central region, they’ve put it on youtube.
Along side Joe Rukin, Brent Poland from Erewash and the Wildlife Trusts and others affected by HS2, they also interviewed Mark Thurston and would have interviewed Grant Shapps, the new Secretary of State for Transport, except he declined the chance to talk about HS2.
Mark Thurston’s interview was notable for his refusal to say how much HS2 is expected to cost, even though he admitted being in talks with contractors on the cost since last year.
The new route of HS2 through Leicestershire is not impressing many, including another set of people at yet another new housing estate that HS2 Ltd decided to impact, because they didn’t know it existed. Here are reports from the BBC and ITV, ahead of the meeting on Tuesday, earlier this week.
On Wednesday, HS2 Ltd said that the route of Phase 2b through Yorkshire is still undecided. Here’s how it was reported by Calendar and Look North.
On Tuesday the ITV Tonight Programme covered the issue of HS2, asking the question ‘Is it worth it?’. Here is the full broadcast: