Britain is pushing ahead with plans to build one of the boldest transport infrastructure projects of recent decades. High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) will cost over £30 billion and take at least 20 years before it is complete. The stakes are high - and so are temperatures in the intense political debate now underway about the merits of the government's proposals...
No matter how big the question marks over the HS2 project get, the government seems even more determined to push the project through. The only way to apply the brakes is for MPs to be responsible.
The business case for High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) was dealt a body-blow today, with the publication of a report which raises serious questions about the research which has gone into the project.
With two bills dedicated to it, High Speed Rail 2 is firmly on course, but the debate is still about perception rather than facts.
If High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) is to achieve a groundswell of public support then the wider economic case for it needs to be made, a panel of transport experts concluded last night.
With rail usage continuing to soar in London and south-east, proposals for a Brighton Main Line 2 are starting to get a serious hearing.
The Conservative party's failure to adequately fight HS2 are the last straw - lifelong Tories who oppose it should vote for Ukip.
The government's consultation on compensation for homeowners affected by the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail route was "so unfair as to be unlawful", a high court judge has found.
Campaigners are set to discover whether the coalition's much-disputed high speed rail consultation was illegal when a judge finally delivers his ruling later.
The Department for Transport has been told to 'get its house in order' by MPs following the bungling of the InterCity West Coast rail franchise competition.
Commuters will see their rail fares continue to rise to pay for the new High Speed Rail line, its leading parliamentary critic has said.
Campaigners intent on stopping the construction of Britain's new high speed rail system were gearing up for a fight today, after the route of the line was announced.
Proponents of high speed rail say this week will mark the start of a new age of the railway in Britain, as David Cameron prepares to finally give the go-ahead for the project.
Rural Conservative councillors are taking on the government's flagship High Speed 2 rail project with a week of legal challenges.
High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) has come under fire from the chairman of Britain's first high-speed rail network, in a further setback for officials at the Department for Transport.
The government fell for Labour's trap when it went ahead with high speed rail. This expensive new toy isn't worth the money.
The abandoned west coast main line rail franchise could be followed by the scrapping of the Department for Transport's controversial planned high speed rail network linking London with Birmingham, its opponents are hoping.
It's going to take 20 years to finish and cost the taxpayer an eye-watering £32 billion. No wonder the government's High Speed Rail 2 (HS2) project has plenty of advocates – and enemies.
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