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Transport Minister dismisses HS2 ‘cancelled’ speculation

TRANSPORT Minister Andrew Jones has rejected suggestions the planned high speed rail line to Yorkshire could be cancelled after the General Election. The Harrogate MP promised there would be no back-tracking on the Conservatives’ commitment to delivering HS2 when the … Continue reading

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Fears for ancient woodlands under HS2 plan

AN AREA of ancient woodland in Rotherham will one of four destroyed or damaged if HS2 goes ahead with its proposed high speed rail route through South Yorkshire, it has been claimed. Conservation charity the Woodland Trust said Nicker Wood … Continue reading

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Transport secretary in the spotlight after HS2 contract is derailed

The transport secretary and the chairman of HS2 must face MPs to explain the crisis at the top of the government’s high-speed rail agency. Chris Grayling and Sir David Higgins have been summoned to appear before the transport committee to … Continue reading

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LEP HS2 response shows lack of consensus in the Sheffield city region

The response to the latest HS2 consultation from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Combined Authority has been published and shows neither “support or objection to the Phase 2b route currently being consulted upon.” The Government is … Continue reading

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HS2 embroiled in scandal over £170m contract

High Speed 2 is this week set to hand a controversial £170m deal to develop the rail line to the American contractor Bechtel, as more details emerge about alleged conflicts of interest on the £56bn project. Taxpayer-backed HS2 Ltd was … Continue reading

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HS2 rejects call for re-run of bid process after ‘conflict of interest’ claim

An engineering company accusing HS2 of having conflicts of interest has called for the bidding competition for a major contract to be re-run. But Mace’s demand was refused by HS2, which insisted there are “no plans” to repeat the process … Continue reading

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Rail firm pulls out of Leeds HS2 project

The engineering firm handed a £170 million deal last month to develop Phase 2b of HS2 has announced it is pulling out of that section of the project, amid alleged conflicts of interest. CH2M was chosen by HS2 Ltd last … Continue reading

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