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HS2 Phase 2 decision due date

A final decision on the route of Phase 2 of High Speed 2 will be made in the autumn, Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said in a Commons Written Reply to Helen Jones (Labour, Warrington North) on June 6.

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  • Graham Nalty - 10/06/2016 08:37

    If the Government is serious about improving the economies of our Midlands and Northern cities, then they should remove those discredited parkway stations from the HS2 route including Meadowhall. Toton and Crewe and bring HS2 trains into the city centre stations at Sheffield, Stoke, Derby and Nottingham. With stated Government support for devolution and the emergence of Midlands Connect and Transport for the North, decisions on station locations should be directed up from the cities and not down from a central government quango. It is well known that parkway stations lose two thirds of the potential HS2 new jobs compared to city centre stations. HS2 Ltd. should not be allowed to impose their inferior solutions one our secondary and tertiary cities.

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  • Mike Brewer - 10/06/2016 09:21

    Was it really worth putting that on the site....?! The article is barely longer than the headline!!

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  • Michael Bell - 11/06/2016 17:53

    I don't see how a decision can be made about northwards extensions of HS2 until a decision has been made about where HS3 will join onto it. The two must go togethr

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  • Michael Bell - 11/06/2016 17:54

    I don't see how a decision can be made about northwards extensions of HS2 until a decision has been made about where HS3 will join onto it. The two must go togethr

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  • Michaek Bell - 11/06/2016 17:59

    No decision about northwards extension of HS2 can be made until it is known where HS3 will lie. The two must go together.

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  • Michaek Bell - 11/06/2016 17:59

    No decision about northwards extension of HS2 can be made until it is known where HS3 will lie. The two must go together.

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  • Michaek Bell - 11/06/2016 17:59

    No decision about northwards extension of HS2 can be made until it is known where HS3 will lie. The two must go together.

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  • Michaek Bell - 11/06/2016 18:00

    No decision about northwards extension of HS2 can be made until it is known where HS3 will lie. The two must go together.

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  • Michaek Bell - 11/06/2016 18:00

    No decision about northwards extension of HS2 can be made until it is known where HS3 will lie. The two must go together.

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  • John Williams - 18/06/2016 14:46

    Bearing in mind the previous assurances about the size of the contingency fund why are having a desperate review to cut cost? It seems to suggest that those running HS2 do not have a grip on the project. Bearing in mind the VAST amount of money involved we should stop until we know what is going on. HS2 are desperate to get started to avoid being stopped and that is exactly why we should stop all contracts etc. No independent bodies have examined the nature of HS2 and the options. The KPMG report was funded by HS2 and as such should be considered as a sales pitch rather than objective. If the Government can delay Heathrow runway, it can delay HS2!

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