HS2 -Working Draft Environmental Statement

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Councillors’ anger as HS2 demolition toll rises in Mexborough EVEN more Mexborough homes are in line for demolition under HS2 than previously planned, according to new documents which have outraged the town’s councillors. Earlier plans showed 19 houses near the … Continue reading

HS2 gravy train gathers pace as passengers – and communities – left behind

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  NICE work if you can get it. HS2 Ltd – the body responsible for building Britain’s high-speed railway – is in the job market. It has started advertising for three non-executive directors. Remuneration? £950 a day. Obligations? Two days work a … Continue reading

New reports show environmental impact of HS2 in Rotherham

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New sustainability statements published as the Government backs its preferred route for the HS2 project in the North warn of the visual and noise impacts on Rotherham communities. The use of high embankments and viaducts as trains between London and … Continue reading

Region reacts to latest on HS2 route

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Region reacts to latest on HS2 route The HS2 route East of Rotherham looks likely to be the Government’s preferred option as it confirms that the £55.7 billion project will reach the North and safeguarding and engineering reports regarding the … Continue reading

HS2: Ministers confirm North West and Yorkshire routes

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The government has confirmed the route for the second phase of the high-speed rail line HS2, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds. Critics of the £56bn project say it will be a white elephant that ploughs … Continue reading

HS2 to spend nearly £1 million on psychologists to test construction crews for signs of stress

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Consortiums bidding for contracts to build Britain’s new £56billion high-speed rail network will first have to pass stringent psychological exams designed to test their ability to work under extreme pressure. HS2, the company set up to oversee the mammoth project, … Continue reading