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If TfL couldn't make Crossrail run on time, what hope for the HS2 project? - Phillip Inman Transport for London’s reputation has been badly damaged by the project’s delays and budget overruns.

HS2's Already Burned £600m on Buying Houses and Gardens to Flatten Out At least they might have kept the boxes. The largest single chunk of money went to man-of-the-people comic John Bishop, who unbeknownst to his fans happened to own a mansion in the way of the trains that he offloaded to HS2 for £6.8m.

What's it like to be in the way of the HS2 route? Tracy Stone lives on the Shimmer Estate in South Yorkshire which is due to be partially demolished to make way for the route of the HS2 high-speed rail project. The estate had not even been completed when residents first learned their homes were at risk.

HS2 property acquisitions near £600m Almost £600 million has been spent buying up property to make way for the HS2 high-speed rail link amid warnings over soaring costs. Figures released under freedom of information laws showed that HS2 Ltd, the government-owned company behind the programme, has purchased 902 homes, farms and other properties over the past eight years.

HS2: the story the BBC managed to miss. This morning the BBC has reported that Hs2 Ltd have spent £600m buying up properties on the route of the new railway. As is usual with a lot of BBC reporting nowadays, their superficial reporting only tells half the story.

HS2 spends £600m on route properties Home / North West / Deals / HS2 spends £600m on route properties Properties costing £600m have been acquired by HS2, according to a Freedom of Information request. The FOI request, made by the StopHS2 organisation, showed that HS2 has bought 902 properties along the route between 2011 and 2018, according to the BBC.

Pay row set to escalate on HS2 enabling works site Newsletter subscribers will also receive occasional marketing emails from advertisers promoting construction related products. They will be clearly labelled as promotions. The Enquirer understands workers met last night to discuss their next move as relations between contractors and the Unite union broke down.

HS2 buys residential properties and land worth £600m These are external links and will open in a new window. More than 900 properties worth nearly £600m have been bought by the company responsible for delivering High Speed Rail 2, figures show. They include Whatcroft Hall, sold by comedian John Bishop for £6.8m, the highest price paid for any property.

HS2 campaigners claim new footage shows 'environmental crime scene' in Bucks Campaigners StopHS2 are claiming that new footage which shows the removal of hedgerows in Bucks amounts to an 'environmental crime scene'. The footage shows 200 metres of hedgerows being removed in the Aylesbury Vale district from fields between Steeple Claydon and Calvert, where the new tracks will run through.

AVDC could ask government to halt HS2 work The District Council will look at writing to the government tonight, saying the area shouldn't suffer until delayed plans are approved. We have already seen huge areas cleared in preparation for the high-speed line to be built. The motion being discussed by the council tonight says:.

Stop Hs2 petitions are like London buses, there's none for ages, then… Just as the most recent doomed and daft anti Hs2 Parliamentary petition enters its final week with just 16,000 signatures someone's gone and started yet another one!

HS2 question I AM writing in reference to Question Time being in Warrington on May 2. As Warrington is affected by HS2, it might be a good idea to inform your readers of the QT habit of bringing up HS2 as a warm up question and then not bringing it up in main programme.

Corbyn lacklustre on HS2 Interviewed by journalists in Winsford, Jeremy Corbyn, who has previously voted against HS2 before becoming Labour leader, showed a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the project. He told the Northwich Guardian:. "We supported the construction of HS2 in the sense of it improving the rail infrastructure of the whole country.

Branded a crime scene: Land HS2 has cleared in Bucks 300 acres of hedgerows will be destroyed in Steeple Claydon.

HS2 Turns Bucks Countryside into an Environmental Crime Scene. HS2 Ltd contractors Fusion have started removing hedgerows from a 300 acre site of countryside between Steeple Claydon and Calvert in Buckinghamshire.

CBI comments on HS2 Its tracks form an essential part of the Northern Powerhouse Rail scheme - to imply there is a choice between the two is to wilfully mislead the public.

Jeremy Corbyn talks Brexit and HS2 as he visits Winsford HEALING a divided Britain is the top priority for Jeremy Corbyn as the nation heads into local and European elections. The leader of the Labour Party spoke to the Guardian at the Red Lion pub in Winsford, where he was lending support to Cheshire West Labour ahead of the vote on May 2.

Notice to Proceed this year on HS2 Phase 1 work A Notice to Proceed, which is the formal contractual process enabling each Phase 1 supplier to move from design and development to construction, should take place regarding HS2 later this year.

This is a final chance to scrap HS2. What the north really needs is 'HS3' David Cameron’s vanity rail project should be ditched in the upcoming review. It’s commuter journeys that need investment, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins.

Adonis whinges about Pacer trains Andrew Adonis complains on Twitter about a Pacer train, and people point out that he had other ways of spending money when Secretary of State.

People: Freeths welcomes duo; Chartered surveyor joins management firm; HS2 Board gets additions; former chief exec joins housing association board Home / West Midlands / People / People: Freeths welcomes duo; Chartered surveyor joins management firm; HS2 Board gets additions; former chief exec joins housing association board The dispute management team at Freeths' Birmingham office has appointed lawyers Michael Hoskins and Josh Middleton.

Buildings cleared for Euston HS2 Two major demolition projects at London Euston have revealed the extent of the new HS2 platforms and concourse to be built at the terminus.

Jayne Dowle: North may be more united if HS2 ends up in sidings As MPs prepared to leave Westminster for their Easter recess, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury fired an interesting shot across the bows. Liz Truss, spoken of as a contender for the Tory party leadership, told The Spectator magazine that HS2 could be scrapped as part of a sweeping Government review of all major investment projects.

HS2 shuffles board as Hackitt comes in and Wolstenholme departs High Speed 2 Ltd has made changes to its board, bringing in Dame Judith Hackitt and showing former Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenhome the door.

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