Hs2 News

UK government announces £400m in infrastructure spending for north England

UK government announces £400m in infrastructure spending for north England

2 October 2017 Rail & Coach News

The UK government has backed transport improvements across the northern of England with £400 million of extra funding. More than £100 million will go towards local road schemes to bust congestion pinch-points and speed up journeys, while an extra £300 million will help push forward plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail to bolster links between Northern towns and cities with more frequent and faster services.

Government unveils plan for HS2 route north of Birmingham

Government unveils plan for HS2 route north of Birmingham

15 November 2016 Rail & Coach News

UK transport secretary Chris Grayling has confirmed the majority of the preferred HS2 route from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds. The government hopes new HS2 trains will carry over 300,000 people a day and triple the number of seats available out of Euston at peak hours.

Plans for potential High Speed 3 mooted in UK

Plans for potential High Speed 3 mooted in UK

27 October 2014 Rail & Coach News

Plans for a potential High Speed 3 rail link in the north of England have been mooted, before work on the already controversial HS2 has begun. A report from the boss of the HS2 scheme, Sir David Higgins, released earlier has said better rail links in northern England were “desirable” and “possible” after being asked to look at ways of maximising the benefits of HS2.

HS2 benefits to extend across UK rail network

HS2 benefits to extend across UK rail network

8 August 2013 Press Release Rail & Coach News

Over 100 towns and cities on Britain’s existing railway lines could benefit from quicker, more frequent journeys and better connections when HS2 phase two is complete, according to a new report published today by Network Rail.

UK high speed rail link close to approval

8 January 2012 Rail & Coach News

A new £32bn high speed rail line between London and Birmingham is a step closer to becoming a reality after a Network Rail report has found that alternative options would not be able to generate the capacity neeeded, according to reports.