Chamber disappointed by IoD intervention on HS2

THE Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group (BCCG) has hit back at the Institute of Directors (IoD) after it described the HS2 high-speed rail project as a “grand folly”.

Jerry Blackett, chief executive of the Chamber, said: “We believe that the really ‘grand folly’ would be to believe that it is possible to squeeze meaningful amounts of capacity out of the existing rail network. Network Rail has made it very clear that this is not physically possible.

“And here at the BCCG we have the ... For the full story register now for free or login below...