HS2 Up-date


HS2 Up-date

Published 22 August 2019

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced this morning (21st August
2019) that the Government is launching a review of HS2 with a ‘go’ or ‘no go’
decision by the end of the year.

It will consider whether and how the project to link London, the Midlands and
Northern England should proceed.

Although billions of Pounds have already been spent, including some in the Kings Bromley area, Mr Shapps has refused to rule out scrapping the project entirely. He said that it was ‘responsible’ to see whether the benefits really ‘stack up’.

The review will be chaired by Douglas Oakervee – a civil engineer and former chair of


I will keep you up to date with any developments.

Charles Cole