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HS2 boss quits as northern section delayed for a year [Subscription]

The head of the northern section of HS2 is to quit as it emerged that legislation to build the line to Manchester and Leeds would be delayed by a year.

Scottish Government to invest £17m in green transport technology

Almost £17 million is to be spent on 1,500 new electric charge points for vehicles and more than 100 green buses, the First Minister has said.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

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  • The Yorkshire Post says: Government hands Jeremy Corbyn an open goal on Northern rail woes If Theresa May and Chris Grayling needed any further evidence of the political cost of the continuing failure to deal with the North’s creaking transport infrastructure, they could not have asked for a better illustration than that of Jeremy Corbyn spending the day on the region’s railways to highlight passengers’s continuing unhappiness at slow-moving and unreliable services.

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  • HS2 ‘delayed’, while critics plan alternative transport schemesTHE legislation needed to authorise Phase 2 of HS2 north of the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester has been postponed for a year, according to reports, while one campaigning group which is doubtful about the present scheme is inviting suggestions for alternative investment in transport.

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