Say No to HS2

The Greens support rail travel in principle because it should improve Britain’s transport system, reduce road and air traffic and help cut carbon emissions.

HS2, however, does too much damage to local communities and to the environment and it is too pricey. To achieve high speeds the trains are expected to use up to 50% more fuel than Eurostar so carbon emissions will not be reduced.

The enormous sums involved (estimated 100 billion and rising) could be better spent improving transport for everybody, not just the wealthy business people who will be able to afford to use HS2.

HS2 is not a green solution. That money needs to be spent instead on increasing rail capacity by adding more track to existing routes and by upgrading freight-only routes for passenger use too.

At the same time, we need wider-ranging policies designed to reduce the need for long-distance travel, while integrating local public transport systems (for example, as has actually happened to good effect in London over the last 15 years) and continuing to make streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

HS2 News

Water is Life

Stop HS2 Protestors at the Green Party protest for the right to protest at Westminster

By Andy Blakie | 16 January 2022

Sarah Green and Mark Keir took their Water is Life / Stop HS2 banner to the right to protest demo at Westminster on 12th January. See here for the video […]

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Sarah Green tap water

HS2 confirms they are carrying out illegal works to our drinking water

By Andy Blakie | 7 December 2021

HS2 effectively admits that works are taking place which require additional purification processes […]

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HS2 will cost nature too much

Halt Hs2 Parliamentary Debate – Monday 13th September 2021

By Andy Blakie | 12 September 2021

The Commons Debate on HS2 is being held on Monday 13 September starting at 6 pm. A Minister has to reply. The wording of the Petition which received 155,000 signatures […]

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HS2 Colne Valley

Hillingdon Green Party letter to Environment Agency Chief Executive

By Andy Blakie | 8 July 2021

Yesterday 7th July 21 Hillingdon Green party wrote to Sir James Bevan the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency stating our dismay that the Colne Valley Viaduct is being built through the Drinking Water Safeguarded Areas of the Colne Valley in Hillingdon […]

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Tunnel Boring

HS2 tunnelling comes with risks to water supply

By Andy Blakie | 8 June 2021

We are linking a news article from here. In it it states there was “real nervousness” on the part of one local water supplier, Affinity Water, and the Environment […]

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London contaminated water

HS2 Lose Freedom of Information case

By Andy Blakie | 30 May 2021

On the 4 March 2021, HS2 lost a Freedom of Information court case put forward by Coordinator of Hillingdon Green Party […]

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New Years Green Landfill site

HS2 loses court case

By Andy Blakie | 25 April 2021

HS2 loses court case on Hillingdon water quality […]

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Protect London's drinking water

Drinking water quality threatened by HS2 Colne valley construction

By Andy Blakie | 31 March 2021

Hillingdon Green party believes that 2 proposed major HS2 planning applications threaten the quality of the daily drinking water to 1.3 million people. […]

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Cancel HS2

HS2: Why Greens Oppose

By Andy Blakie | 28 December 2020

HS2: Why Green oppose […]

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Camden Council stands up to HS2

By Andy Blakie | 27 November 2020

‘HS2 is Frankenstein’s monster’: Councillors slam ‘unacceptable’ disruption to Camden residents […]

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