A series of one-day exhibitions will pop up across London over the next few months to show what HS2 is all about and answer questions from the public and potential suppliers.

The events will allow residents and visitors to find out more about the plans, now underway, to bring Britain’s new railway to the capital at its new station in Old Oak Common and its terminus in Euston.

Kings Cross on 5th August: The roadshow’s first stop will be at Kings Cross Square, adjacent to Kings Cross Station. The outdoor event, which starts at 7am through to 8pm, will centre around HS2’s giant cubed-shaped exhibition space. HS2’s events team will work alongside local community representatives to advise and support those looking for a new career, training or business opportunity.

Uxbridge on 2nd September: The second stop is an outdoor event in Uxbridge. The roadshow will be based between The Pavilions and The Chimes shopping centres, close to Uxbridge Underground Station from 9am to 7pm. Local residents can find out how to apply for funding for local projects through HS2’s community and environment (CEF) and business and enterprise (BLEF) schemes, as well as learning about local jobs and business opportunities.

Ealing on 21st September: HS2’s final stop on the London leg of its summer roadshow will be at Ealing’s Dickens Yard. Residents and shoppers can find out more about HS2’s plans for the new West London super-hub station at Old Oak Common, which will include green spaces alongside proposals for a small wetland and public event spaces. Construction of the super-hub will support over 2,300 jobs, including 200 apprenticeships – and visitors to the roadshow can find out how they can get on board.

For more information about HS2’s roadshow programme, go here

*they called it a roadshow, but it’s a railway, so I call it a rail show.

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11 comments
  1. David says:

    HS2 – çomplete and utter waste of money. Billions of pounds and countryside destroyed for absolutely no added value. Who the he’ll wants to get to Birmingham quicker?

    • ianVisits says:

      Your reply is a good reason why the events are needed – for if you actually look into what HS2 is delivering you’d know that it’s a massive capacity boost for regional and commuter lines.

  2. NG says:

    David
    “Not Even Wrong”
    HS2 goes to lots of places besides Brum (!)
    Or do you think that actual high-speed rail is only for those nasty evil foreigners, like the French & Germans?

  3. Paul Greenslade says:

    Destroyer of wildlife a d wildlife habitats. This is a desgrace that this is happening. Ancient Woodlands and the whole ecosystem that have been homes to rare bats, birds and the vast array of invertebrates destroyed. Many of these animals can not live in a mitigation project . The whole project is a joke for our ecosystems.

    • Alex Mckenna says:

      We need more electric trains, and fewer petrol cars. AFter all, we don’t want those bats to choke on fumes do we?

    • James says:

      Its disrupting rather than destroying especially as rail lines act as a corridor for nature its most likely to be good for the wildlife.

      But then again do people really care about wildlife? I mean you don’t get many protestors demonstrating against farming practices along the route that damage habits as is.

      I suspect people are objecting first and trying to find data to prove their point second.

      Its like how environmental organisations will take money from stuff like Glastonbury which is pretty environmentally destructive but its ok because there memberships likes going but will find the slightest example of inefficiency for any project that doesn’t meet their predetermined ideology.

      We need a science lead environmental organisation to counteract the damage caused by hippies who like to protest but don’t like any possible solution unless they fit their preexisting lifestyle.

      These views have been incredibly destructive to the planet for example the amount of co2 the anti nuclear lobby is directly responsible for in Germany.

      Again here people want to say no, but don’t want any solutions and so will keep the more damaging status quo going as a defult.

  4. Alex McKenna says:

    We need more electric trains, and fewer petrol cars. Bring on HS2 as soon as possible, and electrify all the other lines, before we choke to death on petrol fumes.

  5. Steve Mccarthy says:

    From the real people who actually live in and around West Euston and the Regents Park estate there is no benefit. Years of dust, noise and destruction. St. Jame’s Gardens utterly destroyed. Euston Square Gardens to be destroyed, inspite a valiant defense by environmental protesters, the much loved local Bree Louise pub destroyed, 2 hotels destroyed and innumerable homes and businesses destroyed. You can’t dress this crock of shit up as a benefit to locals. And this is being replicated all the way to Birmingham.

    • ianVisits says:

      So you think the huge capacity increase on regional and commuter trains in and out of Euston station is not a benefit?

    • John Watkins says:

      Of course HS2 is of little (if any) direct benefit to people living locally or on the actual route. But then neither does a motorway or an airport or a power station / wind turbine farm, etc…

      The benefits are on a larger scale – country-wide rather than local. Which is nearly always the case for infrastructure.

  6. LJK says:

    This is a segment of a much longer line. Which will eventually bring much quicker journeys up and down the country isn’t it? Making rail travel from city centre to city centre faster than going by air.

    I’m sure that canals, the older rail lines and for certain and more in living memory, road bypasses have all had these battles fought through history when they’re constructed. I’m not here to argue about the rights and wrongs of the principals behind it. But to criticise in isolation the first part of a new country-long transport infrastructure project. Treating it as that it’s all that’s ever going to exist of it, is not a great argument.

    A little like arguing that the first third of the Channel Tunnel was pointless. Without the other components and lengths being added to it, I would agree.

    Roll on education and reduced pollution as a long term outcome of HS2. I hope I get to see one of these sessions (maybe the Kings Cross one) and learn more about the whole project and it’s costs and benefits on a wider scale.

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