MPs vote to give HS2 a second reading

The £50billion HS2 rail line which will link the Midlands to London will go ahead as planned. MPs voted to give the legislation behind it a second reading - despite protests from campaigners and 33 Conservative MPs who voted against.

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Anti-HS2 campaigners release alternative project pictures

The alternative picture of HS2 to those widely used Credit: HS2 Action Alliance

As a debate takes place in the House of Commons ahead of a vote on whether HS2 will go ahead in principle, the HS2 Action Alliance have released alternative pictures to campaign against the project.

They argue HS2 would damage the countryside, and cost too much money.

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