UK Releases Plans For $51B High-Speed Rail Project

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 2:21 PM EST) -- The U.K. government on Monday unveiled detailed plans for its £32.7 billion ($51.4 billion) high-speed rail project connecting London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, saying that the development will create close to 100,000 jobs.

The U.K. Department for Transport released its most in-depth report on the project to date, moving forward with plans despite backlash from rural communities and their representatives in Parliament that would be impacted by the development.

The project, known as High Speed 2, or HS2, will connect London with Birmingham in central England...
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