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New Birmingham HS2 station to cost £100m more than expected

A new HS2 rail station in Birmingham will cost £100m more than originally expected, the company behind the controversial high speed rail project revealed today.

Proposals to link HS2 with Swansea via Welsh line upgrade unveiled

The comprehensive Union Connectivity Review into transport links between all four UK nations has been urged to consider a new line linking HS2 with Swansea through the Welsh heartlands as a new core “spine” of public transport in the country.

Tuesday, 08 June 2021

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  • Using the Heart of Wales Line to 'level up' the mid Wales economyThe Heart of Wales Line (HoWL) is much loved but its current sparse service means that it is not able to deliver on its full potential. The Union Connectivity (UC) Review led by Sir Peter Hendy, (Chair, Network Rail) aims to identify gaps in cross-border connectivity between the UK nations where there is scope to enhance productivity and remedy social deprivation. The Heart of Wales Line Travellers Association (HOWLTA), as the voice of the passenger, has delivered a submission to the UC review. It identifies ways in which the infrastructure of the route, if enhanced, will deliver a faster and...
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