HS2 crosses last bridge
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HS2 high speed railway on track for final approval

The go-ahead has formally been given for the first phase of the HS2 high speed rail link between London and Birmingham.

After three years of debate in parliament, royal assent has been approved.

Supporters say the multi-billion pound project will boost the economy, whilst critics argue it is a waste of money and will damage the environment.

  • 23 Feb 2017