MP's Begin To Hear Submissions Over HS-2

HS2

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 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
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Mix96

  

 

Trending on Mix96

Man gets nine years behind bars for child sexual offences

Denis Mauger from Chilton was sentenced for indecent assault between 1971 & 1980

What has happened to Aylesbury's Ex-Services Club?

The Club has potentially left customers out of pocket and searching for new party venues.

Big reaction to Aylesbury police appeal photo

Officers say the woman could have vital information about a bilking incident in the town.

Aylesbury Ex-Services Club break silence after sudden closure

We told you on Thursday how many with party bookings were worried about losing money.

Aylesbury man charged over Class A drug offences

It's after a local incident earlier this month.

More news...