Happy New Year from Stop HS2!
And here is HS2 Ltd’s timetable, from their website:
|Engagement programme on phase 2 initial preferred route
|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
|Consultation on preferred route for phase 2
|Government’s announcement of the chosen route for phase 2
|Target date for Royal Assent for the Hybrid Bill, containing legal powers to construct HS2
|Construction period (starts and ends at different times and at different points along the route)
|Commissioning and testing
|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.