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Boris Johnson Gives Go-Ahead for Britain's £106 Billion HS (High Speed 2) Project

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UK Prime minister Boris Johnson gives the go ahead for the “new anatomy of British transport” project High Speed 2.

Prime minister has said that HS2 would be the "spine" of the rail netrowk which would solve the “the great musculoskeletal problem of UK transport”.

United Kingdom's High Speed 2 (HS2) project is a high-speed railway network under construction. HS2 railway is to link 21 destinations – Birmingham, Birmingham airport, Carlisle, Chesterfield, Crewe, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Manchester airport, Newcastle, Old Oak Common in London, Oxenholme, Penrith, Preston, Sheffield, Warrington and York.

The project is executed by the government-funded company High Speed Two (HS2) Limited. Company is responsible for for developing and promoting the project. HS2 Website says, the new high speed railway will connect 8 of UK's biggest 10 cities serving around 30 million people, almost half the UK population.

The HS2 project is comprised of Phase 1 and Phase 2 parts. According to HS2 Ltd, Phase 1 will link London and Birmingham by 2026 and Phase 2 will link West Midlands and Manchester in the west and Leeds in the east completing the network by 2033.

I have been following this project for some time and you can catch my previous posts here:


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