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6: HS2 – A summary as at 12 June 2013

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Although the national debate on HS2 began formally with the publication of the HS2 Command Paper: High Speed Rail here in March 2010, discussion/research into potential new railway lines had been taking place for a number of years prior to this.  

5: Paving the way for HS2

By Oksana Price

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This blog entry reports on the High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (see here) and examines why the Government has brought this bill forward and what is, and is not but might have been, in it. This is an abbreviated version of an article that appeared in Planning Magazine, for the...

1: Welcome to our new HS2 blog!

By Shabana Anwar

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This is the first entry of our new blog on the Government’s HS2 proposals.  Described by Government as the ‘single biggest infrastructure investment of our lifetime’, the highly controversial £32.7billion plans to construct a new high speed rail network in Britain, known simply as HS2, have never been far from...