Plans for a £34 billion high speed rail line linking Birmingham with London, Manchester and Leeds have been thrown into turmoil after the official public spending watchdog concluded the HS2 business case does not make sense.
The planned 225mph HS2 rail line between London, Birmingham and the North should go ahead - despite a court ruling that a Government consultation about the new high speed route was “unlawful”, MPs have said.Read
The Department for Transport has insisted the planned high speed rail line from Birmingham to London and the North of England is on track to be completed on time and within budget, after it emerged £250 million has already been spent.Read
Business Secretary Vince Cable is to intervene in a row over claims Midland manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is threatened by plans to turn its rail terminal into a construction depot for the planned high speed rail line.Read
More than a billion pounds could be paid out in compensation to homeowners, tenants and businesses affected by the planned high speed rail line between Birmingham and London, Ministers have announced.Read