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Opinion divided as to whether HS2 and Heathrow expansion will go ahead

Two major transport infrastructure projects obsessed the media in early February, with no clear consensus as to whether they could, or should, get the approval from Government

Rik Thomas
07 February 2020
Media opinion is divided as to whether either, or both, of the HS2 project and the expansion of Heathrow Airport will get the final, definitive go-ahead in the coming weeks
Media opinion is divided as to whether either, or both, of the HS2 project and the expansion of Heathrow Airport will get the final, definitive go-ahead in the coming weeks

 

DELIBERATION?ON the fate of two major infrastructure schemes– the expansion of Heathrow Airport and the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail network – continued to dominate the media’s interest in transport in early February.

“There are no certainties in politics but, despite the misgivings of Boris Johnson and his senior Downing Street advisers, it looks as if the green signal will be given for the [HS2] line connecting London with Manchester and Leeds,” The...

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