HS2 News

Erewash MP Maggie Throup
12/02/2020: Following the Government’s decision to proceed with the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project, Maggie Throup MP, Member of Parliament for Erewash has released the following statement:
12/02/2020: Reacting to the news that Government will accept the findings of the independent Oakervee Report and proceed with HS2 – albeit with a caveat – Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber, said:
03/02/2020: Reacting to a leaked Network Rail letter to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, which suggests scrapping HS2 in favour of other alternatives would lead to “three decades of travel chaos”, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber* said:
22/01/2020: Following the leaking of a draft report published by the Financial Times which focuses on the predicted costs of delivering HS2, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at East Midlands Chamber, said: “The full Oakervee Review now needs to be published and HS2 delivered in full, without delay. While costs and value for money are important considerations, there is a clear and strong economic case for delivering all phases of HS2"
05/09/2019: The Chief Executive of the East Midlands Chamber has responded in the wake of the announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps that final completion of the northern section of the high-speed rail network would likely be delayed from 2033 to 2035 at the earliest.
04/09/2019: The HS2 Oakervee Review is now underway and aims to make an “informed decision” on the controversial rail project.
03/09/2019: In the wake of a report by the BBC which claimed that HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport (DfT) had known that true HS2 costs were not available to MP's before they voted for HS2a enabling works in Parliament in 2016, campaigners fighting against the project have said that the latest development comes as no surprise adding that they knew that was the truth all along.
22/08/2019: A group campaigning against the HS2 rail project has issued a joint statement in the wake of the announcement of a review of the scheme by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps this week.
22/08/2019: In the wake of the announcement of an independent review into the HS2 rail project by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, in which he published the terms of reference and the timetable for that review to be carried out by Douglas Oakerviee, Chris Hobson, Director of Policy at East Midlands Chamber has released a statement:
07/08/2019: The Stop HS2 campaign group has issued a public statement in a bid to encourage a public response to the current HS2 consultation on 11 proposed HS2b refinements.

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