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HS2 Notice to Proceed

HS2 Notice to Proceed

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  • 15  Apr - 2020

Commenting on today’s (15 April) announcement that Department for Transport (DfT) has given approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed, Maggie Simpson, RFG Director-General said: “We are delighted that Government has finally given the go-ahead to start the construction of HS2.  This decision is welcome news for many of our member businesses who […]

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HS2 must deliver its promises on rail freight

Rail Freight Group (RFG) today (11 February 2020) strongly welcomed the Government announcement that HS2 is to be delivered in full, with work on Phases 1 and 2A given the green light to commence immediately and Phase 2B to be developed towards implementation. HS2 has the potential to deliver significant benefits for rail freight by […]

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RFG Position Paper on HS2 – Submitted to the Oakervee Review of HS2 – September 2019 Rail Freight Group (RFG) has always supported the development of HS2 as a fundamental project for the UK rail network. The core rail routes linking our major cities are increasingly congested, and rail freight growth will be hampered unless new capacity […]

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HS2 progress welcome – now for the details

Rail Freight Group (RFG) welcomed the news of continued progress on HS2 but cautioned that many details must be resolved before rail freight can truly benefit from the project. The announcement of the main civil engineering contracts for Phase 1 is good news for train operators and suppliers where rail freight has been included as […]

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