High Speed Rail consultation starts

PUBLIC consultation starts today on the proposed construction of the HS2 high speed rail line between London and Birmingham.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond launches the  six-month process this morning, and opposition to the £30 billion project – due to start in 2015 – is expected to be fierce.

Some Tory MPs whose constituencies will be affected by the route are against the plan, which was proposed by Labour but endorsed by the Coalition Government as one of the UK’s vital p... For the full story register now for free or login below...