The Government decision in October 2023 to scrap the section of HS2 between the West Midlands and Crewe (Phase 2a), ended a 15-year period of cross-party consensus on the project, and drove a coach and horses through the rail sector’s … Read more › “West Midlands – Crewe: the key choices”
The 15-year consensus on creating HS2 has been shattered. The fall-out causes all kinds of problems, in particular for the Midlands and North.
HS2 was not just a new railway, but an opportunity to get better value out of the … Read more › “HS2 curtailed: the regional fall-out”
Greengauge 21 welcomes the release of the Terms of Reference for a study of options to complete HS2’s Eastern arm, while raising two concerns:
- The need to impart a greater sense of urgency: at current rates of progress, it is