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Future Face of Engineering at HS2 Has Been Revealed Future Face of Engineering at HS2 Has Been Revealed for Women in Engineering. Championing Innovation with Manufacturing and Engineering Magazine.

PM hopeful Boris Johnson would scrap controversial HS2 The controversial high speed train line which passes through Nottinghamshire could be scrapped, prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson has said.

Boris Johnson: HS2 would be cheap at £65 billion But Mr Johnson, who has pledged to review HS2 if he becomes Prime Minister, scoffed at the idea, saying: "It would be cheap at £65 billion." He added: "I get people who argue passionately both ways on this. "A lot of people think that HS2 is too much to spend on a railway line, while others believe it will transform the economy.

Coast Capital gets backer in shareholder rebellion at FirstGroup Columbia Threadneedle has said it will back resolutions to replace board in demand for group’s exit from UK rail.

Boris Johnson hints he could 'scrap' HS2 if he became Prime Minister The controversial high speed train line which passes through Nottinghamshire could be scrapped, prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson has said. It comes after a new report said there was "a great deal of ambiguity" about the real costs involved in HS2, in part because no full breakdown had been published since 2013.

Exclusive - HS2 managing director leaves post Sources close to the high speed rail project claim Crawford has left his post after almost five years in the job, although an official announcement has yet to be made by HS2 Ltd or Crawford.

Gov. 'hid' HS2's true cost from tax payers, say campaigners That's according to the Tax Payers Alliance after a new Parliament report came out.

Publication of HS2 statement of reasons document The command paper is titled the 'Government overview of the case for HS2 Phase 2a and its environmental impacts'. This is required by Parliamentary Standing Order 224A to assist the House during the third reading of the High Speed Rail Bill.

Business leaders urge next PM to offer 'unwavering support' to HS2 "To our next potential Prime Minister we say - back it, build it, benefit from it." The groups argues that committing to HS2 in full will spread the flow of investment across the Midlands, the North of England and into Scotland.

Bucks Herald demands action from David Lidington on HS2 - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage Editor hits out at inaction from "career politicians" over issue.

HS2 bosses in £4k hotel stay HIGH Speed 2 bosses have been blasted for spending more than £4,400 meeting up at a luxury hotel. The gathering for executives on the £56billion rail project took place at historic Fawsley Hall Hotel in Northamptonshire last month.

HS2 Ltd accused of accepting 'abnormally low' bid for station contract High Court papers obtained by New Civil Engineer reveal that Bechtel believes that HS2 Ltd had “clearly reached a conclusion” that the tender submitted by a joint venture between Balfour Beatty Group, Vinci Construction and Systra “was severely under-resourced and posed a real risk to the safe and timely completion and handover of Old Oak...

Business heads urge next PM to commit to finishing HS2 CBI among industry groups to sign open letter amid concerns over project’s future.

Future prime minister urged to back HS2 THE most prominent business voices in the region have come together to urge the next Prime Minister to publicly commit to completing HS2.

Businesses push government to complete HS2 railway These are external links and will open in a new window. Business leaders are calling on the next prime minister to commit to delivering HS2 in full. In an open letter, more than 20 business leaders say continued backing for the next phase of the £56bn high-speed rail network project is vital.

Memories of M1 development adversely affecting HS2 plans, residents say Whatever is least intrusive is the best answer." Broxtowe MP and leader of the Independent Group for Change, Anna Soubry, also attended the event and remains adamant in her pursuit of a "full study" into the possibility of a tunnel alternative.

Government misleads public as HS2 has been £9bn over-budget for 4 years, says Commons report. This led to the widespread misunderstanding that HS2 Ltd were seeking to reduce their projected spend from £56bn, not to £56bn.

Future face of engineering at HS2 revealed Watch: The future face of engineering at HS2. The short film stars Clara Lenzi, a Project Management apprentice at Britain's new high speed railway and was filmed on location at the future location of HS2's super-hub at Old Oak Common.

"Our last home was demolished due to council housing plans - now HS2 is scuppering our plans to buy our house in Mexborough" They were evicted from their Doncaster home by re-generation plans 10 years ago.

HS2 marks International Women in Engineering Day Marking International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday, HS2 has produced a short film which they say “…subverts the stereotype of what an engineer looks like, challenging the out-dated masculine preconceptions of an industry that is rapidly becoming more gender-inclusive.” The short film stars Clara Lenzi, a Project Management apprentice...

Czech rail experts visit HS2 Ltd on fact-finding mission Members of the Czech Parliament, government and rail industry visited HS2 Ltd in preparation of the Czech Republic’s new investment in its railways.

Aylesbury's MP still asking for HS2 station in Bucks David Lidington has spoken to us after the government decided HS2 work could continue in our area. He hasn't given up on the idea of an intermediate station between HS2 and East West Rail. He told us:. David also told us he had a meeting with the HS2 Chief Executive, Mark Thurston, to address local concerns:.

MP calls for return to original route for HS2 Mr Fabricant said: "In my meetings with Boris, Michael, and Jeremy, I emphasised that the original proposal for HS2 would have had the track running alongside the M40 which would be less environmentally damaging, £10 billion cheaper, would connect Birmingham with Heathrow Airport, and directly with the continent through the Channel Tunnel.

Back HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, northern council leaders tell new PM Leaders of councils throughout the north of England have sent a joint letter to the Conservative party leadership contenders urging them to commit to the delivery of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

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