High Speed Two Ltd, the company established by the UK government to deliver high-speed rail across the country, yesterday launched a public consultation on the proposed route of the second stage of the network.
The consultation will run from the 17th of July until 5pm on the 31st of January 2014 and will be supported by various information events. It will seek the views of the public on environmental impact, sustainability, and the many opportunities that the new lines, extending the network from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds, may present.
The HS2 high-speed lines, to run from London Euston to the North of England and, potentially, into Scotland, aims to transform UK infrastructure and business, generate jobs, and regenerate communities large and small. Phase Two is expected to be completed by 2033.
Professor Andrew McNaughton, Technical Director of HS2 Ltd., will be among the delegates participating in one-to- one meetings at International Rail Infrastructure and Technology Summit (IRITS) 2013. He will deliver a speech entitled "HS2 : Engine for Growth" on day two of the summit, which takes place in Berlin on 6-8 November 2013. For further information, visit www.irits.org.