Command centre opens

A new centre that aims to reduce crime on public transport has opened today where West Midlands and British transport police monitor CCTV.

HS2 would see ultra-fast trains running from London to Birmingham on a new line which could be completed by 2026

HS2 plans

The Government will publish plans for the second phase of the HS2 high-speed rail project in the autumn.

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Inquiry heard by cross party committee of MPs concludes HS2 should go ahead

An inquiry by a cross party committee of MPs has concluded that the HS2 project should go ahead because the alternatives on offer would not be able to cope with demand.

The group heard from a number of witnesses about the pros and cons of the proposed £33 billion pound rail link.

The MPs reject accusations from those opposed to HS2 that the evidence they considered was flawed.

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