Rural areas affected by HS2 proposals

The High Court is to rule today on legal challenges to the Government's HS2 high-speed rail scheme.

This report from January by Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen explains the route's location and why it is so controversial:

Proposed timeline for building of HS2

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Court ruling 'won't affect HS2'

Ministers insist a ruling that its compensation consultation process for those affected by the HS2 high-speed rail scheme was unlawful "will not affect the construction timetable in any way." Four other consultation claims by protesters were rejected