Philip Hammond MP confirmed as High Speed Rail Keynote, 4 November 2010

We are delighted to announce that Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Transport is confirmed as the keynote speaker at our Sustaining the Momentum on UK High Speed Rail Conference which is being held in Central London on 4 November 2011.

Updated proposals for a new High Speed line from London to Birmingham, and how to extend it to Leeds, will be presented by HS2 to the government at the end of this month. A major public consultation on the revised plans will begin early in 2011 with a Hybrid Bill to be laid before Parliament to enable works to start in 2015.