YP Letters: From: Natalie Bennett, Former Green Party leader, Sheffield.

From: Natalie Bennett, Former Green Party leader, Sheffield.

An artist's impression of HS2.

YP Comment: High-speed rail’s new milestone. HS2 is finally passed into law

LIKE it or not, HS2 is here to say after legislation paving the way for a high-speed railway from London to Birmingham was given Royal Assent.

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From Left to Right: Roger Morton, Construction Manager, Willmott Dixon  Scott Cardwell, Assistant Director of Development at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council  Jill Guthrie, Senior BIM Manager at Willmott Dixon  Anthony Dillon, Regional Managing Director at Willmott Dixon  Mayor Ros Jones  Andrew Jones MP, Transport Minister  John Austin, British Steel  Clair Mowbray, CEO, National College for High Speed Rail

Doncaster HS2 rail college students set for cash boost

Transport Minister Andrew Jones visited the National College for High Speed Rail - and pledged help for students.


YP Letters: Awkward questions over HS2 viability

From: Raymond Wilkinson, Windsor Drive, Barnburgh, Doncaster.

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An artist's impression of HS2.

Tom Richmond: HS2 and one-way ticket on fast train to jargon hell is not my cup of tea

I SUGGEST the first act of Mark Thurston, the newly-recruited £650,000 a year chief executive of HS2, is to hire a team of jargon-busters who can spare Britain’s high speed rail project from ridicule.

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Coun Judith Blake addresses a breakfast event at Aspire in Leeds, which had the title Transport and Infrastructure: What's Next for Leeds?  Photo: Steve Bootle

The ‘heartbreak’ of workers who are fired because the bus fails to turn up

SOME Yorkshire workers have been fired because the public bus service that is supposed to take them to work has repeatedly failed to turn up, the leader of Leeds City Council told a business audience.

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HS2 Meadowhall option still on table, minister tells debate

HS2 Meadowhall option still on table, minister tells debate

Transport minister Andrew Jones says the planned Meadowhall route for HS2 still remains on the table, after questions in parliament early today.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Chris Grayling: My high-speed vision for future of Yorkshire transport

THIS is a region with a pioneering transport history. During the 19th century, not only did Yorkshire change the way we made goods – it changed the way we transported them too. Transport gave industry in Yorkshire the competitive advantage it required to flourish. It opened up labour markets. It slashed the cost of raw materials. And it brought customers closer.

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HS2 is due to connect Yorkshire with the capital

HS2 ‘could run out of money before Yorkshire stretch is built’

A former rail chief has hit out at “flimsy” cost estimates for the high-speed line, which is due eventually to connect Yorkshire to the capital.

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Can HS2 be justified when Britain is in so much debt?

YP Letters: HS2 is not an investment in nation’s future

From: Dr David Hill, CEO, World Innovation Foundation, Huddersfield.

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What next for HS2 in 2017?

YP Letters: Threat from high-speed rail link

From: Robert Burgess, Bannockburn Way, Altofts.

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Are children being brainwashed over HS2?

Tom Richmond: Big Brother meets the Fat Controller – at your expense

IN this supposed era of high-speed rail, I thought the days of Thomas The Tank Engine came to a halt when its creator, the delightfully named Reverend Wilbert Awdry, passed away in 1997.

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Pete and Sue Douglas at their home on the Shimmer Estate in Mexborough which could be demolished to make way for HS2. Picture Scott Merrylees.

The South Yorkshire estate hoping to stop HS2 in its tracks

In the last of our two part series focusing on the impact of HS2, we speak to residents on the Mexborough estate that could be demolished. Chris Bond reports.

HS2 continues to divide opinion.

YP Letters: HS2 is about rail capacity, not speed

From: Dr Alex Strickland, Childwall Road, Liverpool.

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Will HS2 be obsolete by the time that it is built?

YP Letters: Do HS2 on the cheap and it will prove an expensive folly

From: Sir Andrew Cook, Chairman, William Cook Holdings Ltd, Parkway Avenue, Sheffield.

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HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

HS2 ‘will be obsolete by the time it is built’

A prominent Yorkshire businessman has claimed that new technologies will render the need for high-speed rail projects obsolete by the time they are completed.

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The benefits of HS2 will be pie in the sky says a reader. Do you agree?

YP Letters: High speed rail will fuel a brain drain

From: Arthur Quarmby, Underhill, Holme.

HS2 protesters take to the streets.

YP Comment: Questions over HS2 benefits in Yorkshire

TODAY’S update by HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins on the economic benefits of high-speed rail in Yorkshire will reassure those who believe that Britain’s largest – and most complicated – infrastructure project will be scaled back once the key first phase linking London and Birmingham has been completed.

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A new runway at Heathrow will divert attention away from Yorkshire's transport needs, says Andrew Vine. Do you agree?

Andrew Vine: Political flap at Heathrow sparks air rage in North

IF anybody would like to see a textbook example of the worst sort of London-centric navel-gazing in economic policy, today provides Exhibit A.

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A plane takes off at Leeds Bradford Airport where facilities - and customer service - continue to be criticised by passengers.

YP Letters: Leeds Bradford Airport’s improvement plans don’t add up

From: Tony Armitage, Fulwith Road, Harrogate.

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