HS2: Vanity project or infrastructure investment?

Boris Johnson has said “in a hole the size of HS2, the only thing to do is keep digging” – in the clearest signal yet that the controversial rail scheme will go ahead. In an interview with 10-year-old Braydon Bent, from Sky News’ children’s current affairs programme, FYI, the prime minister also hit out at … Read more HS2: Vanity project or infrastructure investment?

Whistleblowers expose HS2’s financial mismanagement

Three former executives at HS2 have spoken to Sky News to criticise the financial management of the project. They include two whistleblowers who say they had previously identified problems to the company and now feel vindicated by an official report which criticised the spiralling costs of the project. The government is expected to make a … Read more Whistleblowers expose HS2’s financial mismanagement

Why is HS2 likely to cost so much – and will it be scrapped?

Boris Johnson’s plans to boost growth in newly-won Northern and Midlands constituencies is being put under pressure – by questions over the cost of the HS2 rail project. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) According to a government review, leaked to the Financial Times, the price tag could rise to as much as £106 billion. The report recommends that … Read more Why is HS2 likely to cost so much – and will it be scrapped?

HS2 protesters: ‘They’ll have to catch me and carry me out’

Protesters have been camped along the route of the High Speed Two Rail line since 2017, but authorities are now removing the people campaigning against its construction. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go … Read more HS2 protesters: ‘They’ll have to catch me and carry me out’

UK: High Speed Rail Network will branch to Leeds & Manchester

The UK government proposal for a high speed  rail network in England has taken shape with the decision to branch the line at Birmingham into separate routes to Leeds and Manchester. The transport Secretary, Phil Hammond, has been considering advice from HS2 Ltd – the Government company set up to examine the case for high … Read more UK: High Speed Rail Network will branch to Leeds & Manchester