High Speed Two: Full Speed Ahead?

    View Author February 2020

    The UK government has given the “green light” to the High Speed Two (HS2) rail project in its entirety, following the outcome of the Oakervee Review, ending months of speculation over the future of the scheme. Phase 2b of the project, linking Crewe to Manchester and Birmingham to Leeds via Sheffield, is subject to further review. It now forms part of an ambitious “High Speed North” integrated masterplan, including Northern Powerhouse Rail and other local rail improvements.