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Inconceivable to suggest cost of HS2 set to spiral, says Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost of HS2 is set to spiral. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said it is “incredible, inconceivable and simply nonsense” to suggest the cost … Continue reading

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Confidential Mexborough HS2 rail documents left on train

Surveyors working on the HS2 rail project lost confidential documents containing personal data of people whose homes are to be demolished. Residents on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, were told property valuation details were left on a train. … Continue reading

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MPs to press for M18 station to serve HS2 line

SOUTH YORKSHIRE MPs will press the Government to commit to delivering an extra HS2 station in the area after ministers confirmed the route of the rail line. The idea of a parkway station to allow passengers to join services as … Continue reading

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HS2 reveals winners of building contracts

The winners of £6.6bn worth of contracts to build the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham have been announced by the government. UK firms Carillion, Costain and Balfour Beatty are among the consortiums who will build tunnels, bridges … Continue reading

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Rotherham presses case as HS2 decision approaches

Based on the original timetable, the Transport Secretary is set to make a final decision on the HS2 route through South Yorkshire this month, and representatives in Rotherham continue to press their case on where it should go. The independent … Continue reading

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Jayne Dowle: Why HS2 should be stopped in its tracks now – it’s an indulgence

I’M reporting from the HS2 frontline in South Yorkshire. The good news is that acres of ancient woodland just minutes from my front door are not about to be churned up and lost forever in the name of progress. The … Continue reading

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HS2 compensation package branded an “insult”

A £30,000 compensation offer to residents in the line of a controversial link was comdemned as an “insult” this week as concerns were raised that it could spark claims of preferential treatment. Residents on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough have … Continue reading

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