HS2 to go ahead

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Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has confirmed that HS2 will go ahead alongside investment into local transport networks. In a statement to Parliament the Prime Minister set out that after considering the independent Oakervee review, the decision has been taken to proceed with HS2. Work on Phase 1 (the route between London and Birmingham) is now set to start in April. The Government is also expected to revive the legislation to deliver Phase 2a (connecting Birmingham to Crewe) to later deliver Phase 2b of the project, extending high-speed rail from the West Midlands to the North.

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