Justine Greening
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HS2 a direct line to growth, says Transport Secretary

A controversial new high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham has been given the go-ahead by the government.

This first phase of High Speed Two could be running by 2026, later extending to northern England.

Extra tunnelling along the 90-mile (140km) first phase has been introduced in response to environmental concerns.

Transport Secretary Justine Greening says the new link will bring a wide range of benefits.

  • 10 Jan 2012
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