FOR ARCHIVE USE ONLY: HS2 Ltd Consultation Blog

This blog publicised the public consultation, which ran February to July 2011

Bechstein’s Bats

Extract from Map 12 Quainton to GreatmoorLately there’s been some discussion about whether the proposed HS2 route would affect a number of Bechstein’s Bats discovered along the line of route. There has been concern that the bats’ habitat could be lost should the proposed railway be built.

The rare breed of bat was recently found in Finemere Wood near Aylesbury by the local bat group, who have been using new methods to locate this species.

At the moment it is too early to know whether Bechstein’s Bats would be affected by the proposed line, as so little is known about them. But bats are a protected species by law and we would certainly make sure we avoid any negative impact on the Bechstein’s Bats.

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June 10, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Specific locations factsheets

More information about the HS2 Consultation. Specific locations factsheets include:A visualisation of the front of Euston Station

  • Euston Station
  • Old Oak Common Station
  • In Your Area 1: Primrose Hill to Old Oak Common
  • In Your Area 2: North Acton to Northolt
  • In Your Area 3: Ruislip and Ickenham
  • In Your Area 4: Denham to Amersham
  • In Your Area 5: Amersham to Great Missenden
  • In Your Area 6: Wendover and Surrounding Area
  • In Your Area 7: Aylesbury to Twyford
  • In Your Area 8: Twyford to Greatworth
  • In Your Area 9: Greatworth to Lower Boddington
  • In Your Area 10: Lower Boddington to Southam & Offchurch
  • In Your Area 11: Cubbington to Stoneleigh
  • In Your Area 12: Kenilworth to Hampton-in-Arden

Read the factsheet introduction, and access the full factsheet using the links below.

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May 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Planning and legislation

Average number of long distance trips per person per year

More information about the HS2 consultation. Planning and Legislation factsheets include:

  • Alternative Routes Considered – “Route 1.5” Via Heathrow
  • Alternative Routes Considered – “Route 2.5”
  • Alternative Routes Considered – “Route 4”
  • Arrangements for dealing with property blight
  • Connecting to Heathrow
  • Exceptional Hardship Scheme
  • Fares on Long Distance Rail and HS2 (London to West Midlands)
  • Forward Timetable
  • Future Demand for Long Distance Travel
  • Government Hybrid Bills
  • Summary of the HS2 Economic Case

Read the factsheet introduction, and access the full factsheet using the links below.

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May 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

Infrastructure factsheets

More information about the HS2 Consultation. Infrastructure factsheets include:

  • Infrastructure Maintenance Depot

Read the factsheet introduction, and access the full factsheet using the links below.

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May 18, 2011 at 9:37 am

Engineering factsheets

Released capacity on the West Coast Main LineMore information about the HS2 consultation. Engineering factsheets include:

  • Construction Timetable
  • Creating Jobs
  • HS2 Costs
  • HS2 Railway Cross-section
  • HS2 Technical Specification
  • Interoperability – International Standards for High Speed Rail
  • Maintaining a safe, reliable network
  • Powering HS2
  • Released Capacity on the Wider Rail Network
  • Roads and Rights of Way
  • Safety and Security
  • Serving the Continent
  • Telecommunications for HS2

Read the factsheet introductions, and access the full factsheets using the links below.

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How to respond to the HS2 Consultation

PLEASE NOTE THE HS2 LONDON TO WEST MIDLANDS HIGH SPEED RAIL CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED. THIS BLOG ENTRY IS FOR ARCHIVE PURPOSES ONLY.

Please respond to the consultation on proposals for a High Speed Rail link from London to the West Midlands by 29 July 2011 online or by post.

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May 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

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Environment factsheets

Carbon emission graph
More information about the HS2 consultation. Environment factsheets include:

  • Carbon
  • HS2’s Appraisal of Sustainability
  • Noise Information Note
  • Noise Summary Note
  • Wildlife and Habitats

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Written by HS2 Ltd

May 13, 2011 at 9:05 am