The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) is warning that life in towns and villages up to 25 miles from the rail route will be disrupted by the movement of construction vehicles while the line is being built.
The organisation is publishing its analysis of the impact of the project, in the form of a series of maps, based on information it has obtained from HS2.
According to advance details released to The Mail on Sunday, towns along a 40 mile wide corridor - such as Thame in Oxfordshire, Princes Risborough and Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, and Leamington Spa in Warwickshire - will be affected by the millions of extra lorry journeys.
We have considered all construction access routes as part of the development of the draft Environmental Statement on which we consulted earlier this year.
The controversial £33bn plan for the High Speed Two (HS2) rail line through Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire many never happen, according to an official Government report. It is one of 23 major Government projects at serious risk of failure, according to Whitehall documents.
The report is from a Government watchdog set up to monitor the progress of major projects and gives them red, amber and green warnings depending on how well they are progressing, being managed and finances.
There are 23 schemes which have amber/red warning flags raised against them in the report, meaning successful delivery of the project is in doubt and urgent action needs to be taken to tackle problems in various areas.
They include HS2, Thameslink - a massive upgrade of rail series from Sussex and Kent to London and improvements to Southern and Gatwick Express trains.
The Government insist it is committed to HS2 and Thameslink because they will create thousands of jobs. They say the report is about keeping them on track but getting the best value for money.
High Speed 1 was the UK’s first domestic high speed service. It was launched in December 2009 with just over seven million passenger journeys in its first year. They rose by another million in the second year, and has repeated that rise again this year.
Hitachi Class 395 is the fastest domestic service reaching speeds of 140mph
The high speed ‘Javelin’ shuttle service transported nearly two and a half million people to the Olympic Games
The high speed service accounts for 16.5% of all non-Metro journeys and 5.5% of total Southeastern journeys.
This year for the first time, we’re running a special Boxing Day service to help transport people between Ashford and London hoping to go to the post Christmas sales. This is part of our continued focus to provide the best possible service for our passengers.