title: 'HS2 environment economics High Speed rail' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
- travel tag:
- HS2 'Post Type':
Environmental damage caused by the controversial High Speed Two (HS2) railway line may be much worse than previous estimates. VoRís Hywel Davies reports. New documents from the Department of Transport show that more than 100 of Britainís most important wildlife habitats and dozens of ancient woodlands will be affected by HS2.But supporters of the scheme still say the line will provide economic benefits that outweigh the environmental costs.