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The HS2 - How It Will Affect You

The HS2 How It Will Affect You The HS2 is a proposed new ultra-high-speed rail line designed to carry trains at up to 250 mph in the UK. It's planned Y shape route, will run trains between London and Birmingham and Manchester and Leeds. The UK Government say that the line would cost about £33 billion to build. But this is the so-called 'Present Value' not the real cash cost - and it excludes the cost of trains. The government says 'the first phase (London to Birmingham) alone would support the creation of more than 40,000 jobs'. This is made up as follows: • 9000 construction jobs. • 1500 operational jobs of which 340 are in London and 420 in Birmingham. • 30,300 from regeneration around the stations, of which 22,000 in London and 8,300 in Birmingham. 70% of the 'permanent' jobs will be in London. Homeowners 227 7,700 1,800 People will face annoyance from train noise Houses to be Houses will need demolished noise insulation Businesses 226 A business in Lichfield has had to close as the property has been devalued by business and community buildings £250,000 will be demolished 444 Conservation 350 wildlife sites, including The HS2 project in both its phases could affect wildlife in an nature reserves, ancient woodlands and wetlands which are home to some of Seven major rivers will have to be diverted Britain's rarest species, are threatened by the HS2 area the size of Dorset PaL Hire Sources: HS2-housing-crash-Savage-toll-home-sales-caused-high-speed-link-revealed.html speed-rail-good-UK-Tories-tell-Nimbys-ahead-publication-latest-blueprints.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

The HS2 - How It Will Affect You

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An Infographic including information on the HS2 and how it will affect jobs, homes, businesses and the environment.


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