High Speed Two chief executive defends project

Alison Munro, the chief executive of High Speed Two Ltd said: "This is a project that the country needs. The existing railway is becoming increasingly full and by the middle of the next decade parts of it will be effectively full.

"So we need to start now to plan to have that capacity in place."

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HS2 High Court challenge

The Government's decision to go ahead with a high speed rail link between London and Birmingham will be challenged in the High Court