Make HS2 line ready for HS3

THE planned HS2 rail line through Yorkshire should be built ready to connect to future trans-Pennine high speed rail services, the company developing the scheme will be told.

West Yorkshire councils are asking HS2 Ltd to include a series of junctions in its plans for the route through the region to make sure it integrates with emerging proposals for a high speed east-west rail network.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/make-hs2-line-ready-for-hs3-1-8405819

HS2 high speed railway on track for final approval

The go-ahead has formally been given for the first phase of the HS2 high speed rail link between London and Birmingham.

After three years of debate in parliament, royal assent has been approved.

Supporters say the multi-billion pound project will boost the economy, whilst critics argue it is a waste of money and will damage the environment.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39057772

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