|Link to Sunday Times|
"HS2 has become a cause celebre for the transport industry. Supporters say it and other big schemes are necessary to relieve stress on the network, and will have an immediate economic impact during construction. Critics say the environmental damage will outweigh the benefits.
"Campaigners on both sides of the argument will know by the end of the year which of their efforts have been successful. That is the expected deadline for a decision on HS2 from Justine Greening, the new transport secretary."