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MP's Begin To Hear Submissions Over HS-2

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12:42pm 21st June 2011

The first of a series of official hearings into the case into High Speed 2 has taken place today.

The controversial line would have trains would running at 250mph from London to the North, via Buckinghamshire, and would be the fastest in Europe.

It's 5 weeks until the deadline for the public to make their views known - and comes ahead of another PRO-HS-2 event in London tomorrow.

Click HERE to see Louise Ellman is the Chair of the Commons Transport Committee explain what the Commons Transport Committee will be doing in the hearings, and why.

Today, MPs from the Commons Transport Committee take evidence from diverse witnesses including:

  • Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Chris Nash, Research Professor, University of Leeds
  • Christian Wolmar, Railway author and broadcaster
  • Michael Roberts, Chief Executive, Association of Train Operating Companies
  • Richard Eccles, Director of Network Planning, Network Rail
  • Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, Passenger Focus
  • Lord Berkeley, Chairman, Rail Freight Group
  • Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Executive, Eurostar
  • Pierre Messulam, Rail Strategy and Regulation Director, SNCF

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