NORTHOLT TUNNEL (IN RUISLIP) IS NOT AS DEEP AS WE WERE TOLD (1st JULY 2015) – residents in Ruislip are just finding out now that the tunnel in Ruislip is 15m higher up than we were led to believe. Most residents have believed that the tunnel was at a depth of 30m since 2012 but in the last few days it has transpired that engineers have not measured from ground level but from 15m above it (why? we have no idea!)
The saddest thing is we have had a draft environmental statement consultation and events, a main environmental statement consultation, community forums and a range of other events including the recent petitioning stage at the select committee all with the community replying and engaging in relation to a tunnel at a completely different depth.
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Watch this space for updates!!
PETITIONING FOR HILLINGDON FINSISHED TODAY (1st JULY 2015) – you can watch back here, thank you to everyone that petitioned including Hillingdon council, HOAC, Ickenham, South Ruislip and Ruislip Resident Associations, local schools, the chamber of commerce, councillors, Nick Hurd MP, Boris Johnson MP and a range of residents.
HILLINGDON AGAINST HS2 MET WITH BORIS JOHNSON AND NICK HURD MPs (June 12th) – to discuss HOAC, petitioning and all other HS2 issues.
READ THIS RECENT ARTICLE ABOUT THE IMPACTS OF HS2 CONSTRUCTION ON THE LOCAL AREA IN GET WEST LONDON (June 12th)
Pictures from the HS2 Select Committee visit to the area in January 2015:
Read our previous news stories here.
Hillingdon Against HS2 is working to save our local communities from the devastation and disruption the High Speed Rail 2 project could create. The government wants to use at least £42 billion of your money to build a new high speed rail line from London Euston non-stop to Birmingham and beyond. That is £42,000,000,000!!! This price DOES NOT include the trains!! There is still lots to be done to overturn the HS2 proposals and we still need your help. There is a never-ending source of stories on HS2 in the media on our facebook page, please join in to keep up to date. The biggest infrastructure project in the UK, and the most expensive railway in the world, HS2 will hurtle through parts of Ruislip, Ickenham and Harefield at speeds of up to 300kph, causing residents loss of properties, businesses and leisure facilities. A link to Heathrow in phase 2 of the HS2 project may wreak further chaos and devastation on our borough, particularly South of the A40. It could mean up to 10 years of construction work, and local residents will be effectively living in a huge building site during this time. Please look at this website for ideas on how you can get involved and help.We are affiliated to STOP HS2 and support the work carried out by HS2 Action Alliance. Check out and join our Ruislip group for updates and discussion, and follow us on Twitter @HillingdonAHS2.