HS2 bill set for Parliament

The Government is publishing a Hybrid Bill today to get the first phase of the £50 billion HS2 high-speed rail project up and running. Opponents of the scheme are set to protest outside Parliament.

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HS2 hybrid Bill to go before Parliament

The future of Britain's high speed rail network enters a key phase of its development when a HS2 hybrid Bill goes before Parliament later today.

Two trains pass through Church Fenton, North Yorkshire where it is proposed the HS2 railway will link with the East Coast Mainline. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

As part of the process, opponents of the £50 billion HS2 scheme will have the chance to petition Parliament and have their case heard by a committee of MPs.

The Government has also published an "environmental statement" for the London-Birmingham phase one of the scheme.

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