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Limit HS2 speeds and move terminus to cut costs, say Lords

The cost of HS2 should be slashed by limiting the speed of trains and making its London terminus Old Oak Common rather than Euston, according to a critical House of Lords report, which warns that better northern rail connections could be lost if the project blows its budget.

Save the date: launch day set for statutory consultation on Heathrow expansion

Heathrow has announced that its statutory 12 and a half-week consultation on its expansion plans will launch on the 18th of June. This step is the latest delivery milestone for the critical national infrastructure project, and the responses received will feed into a final planning application. To mark the news, the airport has released a series of new images showing an illustrative example of a new terminal infrastructure, as well as a panoramic shot of a future Heathrow.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

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  • Limit HS2 speeds and move terminus to cut costs, say LordsThe cost of HS2 should be slashed by limiting the speed of trains and making its London terminus Old Oak Common rather than Euston, according to a critical House of Lords report, which warns that better northern rail connections could be lost if the project blows its budget.
  • 'It would destroy it': new international airport for Machu Picchu sparks outrageAmong the Inca archeological sites that abound in Peru, none draw nearly as many tourists as the famed citadel of Machu Picchu. There were more than 1.5 million visitors in 2017, almost double the limit recommended by Unesco, putting a huge strain on the fragile ruins and local ecology.

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  • Heathrow to open third-runway consultation in JuneLondon’s Heathrow Airport is about to enter the next stage of its third-runway expansion plan, with the opening of a statutory public consultation that will feed into a final planning application. read more

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