Crewe is a dump and Stoke-on-Trent is even worse – Northern Gateway boss
“Crewe is a bloody dump and Stoke-on-Trent is even worse,” says Jackie Sadek, chairwoman of the Northern Gateway Development Zone (NGDZ), “but in less than 11 years Crewe will be the best connected place in the country and the best place for accommodation too.” Continue reading Crewe is a dump and Stoke-on-Trent is even worse – Northern Gateway boss
HS2 review rejects Meadowhall as South Yorkshire hub
It looks unlikely that Meadowhall will be selected as the South Yorkshire hub station for HS2. A report reviewing options favours an alternative plan using ‘classic-compatible’ trains to Sheffield Midland and re-aligning the rest of the high speed route eastwards along the M1/M18. Continue reading HS2 review rejects Meadowhall as South Yorkshire hub
Berkeley floors DfT over HS2
The DfT is still unable to quantify how much capacity HS2 will free up on the West Coast Main Line (WCML) when it opens. Continue reading Berkeley floors DfT over HS2
Is HS2 on the right track?
It’s increasingly beginning to look like HS2 is a good cause in the wrong hands. The call by leading transport academics for a review of this costly £51bn project is one that should be heeded, and the sooner the better. Continue reading Is HS2 on the right track?
Transport academics want HS2 review
A group of leading transport academics have called for a review of HS2. They say there are more cost-effective and time-sensitive ways of achieving its four key objectives. Continue reading Transport academics want HS2 review
Double-deck trains for HS2?
French train manufacturer Alstom has floated the idea of double-deck trains for HS2, hinting they could be made in the UK if the company gets the contract to build them. Continue reading Double-deck trains for HS2?
End of the line for high-speed rail?
When the California high speed rail project got the go-ahead in 2012 some of the whizz-kids in Silicon Valley were horrified. They said the 220mph scheme linking Los Angeles with San Francisco would be slowest bullet train in the world and have the highest cost per mile. Continue reading End of the line for high-speed rail?
Crewe HS2 superhub will offer 360° rail connectivity
Crewe will be the first place where HS2 will join up with the rest of the rail network, Neil Bennett told the conference. Continue reading Crewe HS2 superhub will offer 360° rail connectivity
Old Oak Common development “the biggest con-trick in the book” says former transport minister
The Old Oak Common development is a con-trick that will fail to deliver on homes and jobs and will end up costing the taxpayer over £1bn says ex Tory transport minister Steven Norris. His comments were made at Landor’s 16th Rail Stations & Property Summit conference . Continue reading Old Oak Common development “the biggest con-trick in the book” says former transport minister
Chancellor encourages Chinese investment in HS2
The bidding process for HS2 has started: At least seven new contracts with a combined value of £11.8bn are on the table. Continue reading Chancellor encourages Chinese investment in HS2