MPs reject calls for HS2 rail plans to be halted [BBC News]





Date: 29/04/2014

MPs have rejected calls for the proposed HS2 rail link between London and the West Midlands to be scrapped, despite a Tory rebellion. MPs threw out a proposal by ex-minister Cheryl Gillan for the plan to be halted by 451 votes to 50, a majority of 401. Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said it was an "important step" in taking the controversial project forward.


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Artist's impression of an HS2 train on the Birmingham and Fazeley viaduct

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MPs reject calls for the proposed HS2 rail link between London and the West Midlands to be scrapped, despite a 35-strong Tory revolt.

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