With the consultation period for hs2 - the plan to create a high-speed rail link between london and the north - having ended on friday, the government is now aware of the widespread resistance. Hs2 is a proposed infrastructure project to build a high-speed rail line from london to manchester and leeds, via birmingham, to begin operation in 2026 and be completed in 2033. Bike blog hs2 accused of breaching cycle crossing commitments along high speed route government-owned company has back-pedalled on its pledge to cycle-proof the line, say campaigners, locking out. The latest hs2 business case to be published by hs2 ltd suggests that the project will generate £230 for every £1 spent on the railway line this is a slight reduction on the previous analysis due the authors say, to the higher cost of the project now put at £42 billion diluting the payback.
Ethical arguments around hs2 construction of a new high speed railway line through predominantly rural  areas, with stage 1 linking london to birmingham phase 1's cost is estimated at £194 billion  and is funded by governmentthe new line is designed to improve capacity situation in the south-east of the country and connectivity to. High speed 2 (hs2) is a planned high-speed railway in the united kingdom, directly linking london, birmingham, the east midlands, leeds and manchester due to open in phases between 2026 and 2033, it will have 330 miles (530 km) of track, and high-speed trains will travel up to 400 km/h (250 mph.
The case for sir richard leese, leader of manchester city council (manchester is included in a later hs2 phase) high-speed rail is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the rail network. High speed 2 [hs2] has been promoted as a means of improving rail capacity and connectivity between london and the north of england, rebalancing the uk economy and increasing sustainability.
The government's planned hs2 high speed rail link from london to birmingham has been controversial from the outset here is a summary of some of the arguments made for and against the proposal. The government has given the hs2 project the green light - but campaigners say the battle for high speed rail in the uk is not yet won channel 4 news looks at the arguments for and against. The estimated costs of the railway line have gradually increased, but when valued at £32bn there wasn't much between those for and against hs2 when projections were raised to £50bn in late 2013, however, opposition jumped to 55% while only 29% were in support. The bbc's hugh pym looks at the economic arguments for and against proposals for a new high-speed rail link between london, leeds and manchester the line is due to be completed by 2032.
High speed rail link two (hs2) phil marsh reports on the june 21 transport select committee (tsc) meeting, recently televised, which discussed the high speed rail debate questions from tsc members reflected the arguments put forward by the pro and anti sections to the project. You can check maps to see the planned routes for the high speed two (hs2) rail network the route for phase 1 has been confirmed plans for phases 2a and 2b aren't confirmed but are unlikely to. Hs2 is a proposed infrastructure project to build a high speed rail line from london to manchester and leeds, via birmingham, to begin operation in 2026 and be completed in 2032 it was supported by the labour government after 2009 and has had the support of the conservative-liberal democrat coalition government since may 2010 (butcher in.
Pros and cons of high speed rail hs2 tejvan pettinger march 1, 2016 economics hs2 is a proposed new railway line linking london euston to birmingham, and in the second phase - manchester, leeds, sheffield and eventually scotland. A disgruntled transport committee gathered at city hall today to hear the debate on high speed 2 (hs2), despite both the invited representatives from the department for transport (dft) and network. Hs2 is britain's new high speed railway, linking london with birmingham, manchester and leeds work on the £32 billion project starts in 2017 and is scheduled to finish in 2032.
Agahst (action groups against high speed two) is a federation of over 70 local community action groups and 2 national organizations (hs2aa and stop hs2) that exist to oppose hs2 and promote better alternatives. Hs2 dates, route maps, contracts awarded and why the uk high speed rail project is so controversial with the high-speed rail set to connect all of the uk mainland by 2050, we look at why the. The arguments for and against hs2 the first phase of a new high-speed rail line between london and birmingham is expected to be given the go-ahead by the government louise hubball looks at the. Hs2 has been given the 'green light' from the government to lay its high-speed line across the great british landscape by 2026, it is thought the new, fully-functioning high-speed rail link will make the journey between london-birmingham in just 49 minutes.