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Transport bosses urge industry to 'fight' for HS2 northern section Transport bosses have called on the rail industry to make the business case for the northern half of High Speed 2.

HS2 calls for improved approach to mental health and wellbeing However, cultural change is just as important as setting policy. We can't change culture on our own and need the supply chain to get behind us and work with us." HS2 Ltd has also unveiled a new health and safety approach, which sets out the principles it expects companies to adhere to, should they want to work with them now, and in the future.

Prison seeks partner for HS2 rail training facility In an interview with Construction News, HMP Brixton head of reducing re-offending Graham Horlock said the prison was targeting the likes of HS2 and TfL as partners for a rail training facility within the grounds of the prison.

HS2 plans to replicate Crossrail in setting up international consultancy Newly appointed HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has told suppliers that he plans to replicate the success of Crossrail International. The consultancy - of which Sir Terry still chairs - was established in September 2017 to leverage the successes of Crossrail and promote UK engineering expertise on the world stage.

HS2 masterplanner reveals management overhaul The firm behind the masterplanning of one of HS2’s hub stations has revealed a management shake-up which includes the departure of one of its founders.

HS2 route 'will have devastating impact' in South Yorkshire, claims CPRE Environmental campaigners have warned the new HS2 route through Yorkshire will have a "devastating and lasting impact" on the area.

HS2 assurance chair to oversee ICE governance review Former ICE president and High Speed 2 independent assurance panel chair David Orr will oversee a governance review of the ICE.

Rail regeneration specialist lined up to work on Toton HS2 hub The company behind the mixed-use King's Cross and Stratford City regeneration projects in London is being lined up to work with Nottinghamshire County Council to work on the East Midlands High Speed 2 rail hub at Toton.

Concern mounts that HS2 means Wales will lose out on 'billions of pounds' Cross-party concern is mounting about the cost of HS2 amid fears that Wales will "lose out on billions of pounds" as a result of the high-speed rail project. Plaid Cymru argues that the formula used to allocate funding means the Welsh Government will not receive as generous a cash uplift as Scotland or Northern Ireland.

YP Letters: Irony of HS2 filling gaps of Beeching cuts From: David Howram, Lady Heton Drive, Mirfield. I SYMPATHISE with Rosemary Nattriss and her husband after they received notice from HS2 that their house was to be demolished to make way for the new track. I appreciate that the new HS2 railway will provide many benefits.

Secret State 24: HS2 overbudget revelations Two 'hidden' reports see the light of day - how many more are buried? In July, Andrew Gilligan reported that the HS2 high-speed rail project is "highly likely" to go as much as 60% over budget and cost "more than £80bn".

Plans for cycleway alongside HS2 The government has published a 2016 study which looked at the possibility of building a national cycleway along the route of the HS2 railway. However, at present neither the Department for Transport nor HS2 Ltd, the company building the high-speed line, have plans to fund such a thing.

Andrew Vine: There is an alternative to costly station plan for HS2 From: Michael Bradley, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds.

HS2 coming to town again - consultation events planned over Rotherham route HS2 IS launching another charm offensive with a wave of consultation events in Rotherham after unveiling fresh plans which have enraged protesters.

Another chance to have a say on HS2 rail line RESIDENTS have until December 21 to respond to the HS2 environmental statement consultation - and Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council is urging local people to do so.

Regeneration giant lined up for HS2 project The company behind regeneration projects at Kings Cross station and Stratford in London and the Mayfield Quarter in Manchester has been lined up to work with an East Midlands council to develop plans for a new HS2 hub.

HS2 Partnership can deliver on "once in a generation" opportunity for Notts economy The company behind some of the country's most successful transport-related regeneration projects is being lined up to work with Nottinghamshire County Council to realise the massive economic benefits linked to the East Midlands High Speed 2 rail hub.

HS2 'tried to settle legal challenge' with shortlist shake-up HS2 considered adding a company to its £2.75bn rolling stock shortlist in a bid to resolve a High Court claim, documents from a legal challenge against the client’s procurement processes have alleged.

'HS2 have blatantly lied to us': Anger as demolition numbers for newly-built housing estate treble He says they have moved on with mixed feelings. "We are extremely grateful to put it behind us. We have lost an awful lot of money - £18,000 on the purchase and sale of the house. We had a new-build property and spent £15,000 on upgrades to it straight away.

HS2 will cost taxpayers 25 per cent more than similar schemes abroad, says leaked report High Speed Two will end up costing taxpayers 25 per cent more than similar projects in other countries, a leaked report has said.

HS2 Partnership can deliver on 'once in a generation' opportunity for Notts economy The company behind some of the country's most successful transport-related regeneration projects is being lined up to work with Nottinghamshire County Council to realise the economic benefits linked to the East Midlands High Speed 2 rail hub.

Plans for 'emerald necklace' cycleway along HS2 route published The government has published ambitious proposals to build a national cycleway up the spine of England, creating "an emerald necklace of linear parks and paths" along the route of the HS2 railway.

Company to oversee new HS2 station site launched A new company to oversee the 350-acre site in Solihull earmarked for the HS2 Interchange Station has been launched. Arden Cross is owned by Packington Estate, Birmingham City Council and the Digby Estate and is registered in Coventry. The council's director of planning and regeneration Waheed Nazir has been named as the company's chairman.

HS2 chairman reinforces commitment to phase 2b The recently appointment chairman of HS2 has said the project's phase 2b is essential to the wider scheme's success. Sir Terry Morgan, who was appointed in July, used his first engagement in the role to reinforce support for the phase, the eastern leg of HS2 which will connect Birmingham, Tonton in the East Midlands, Sheffield and Leeds.

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