Today parliament backed with overwhelming support the first phase of the HS2 mega project. 

Royal assent confirmation will now officially set the project in full swing and ready for construction start in Spring. 

The news will be welcomed by many working in the sector and looking to benefit from the vast amount of opportunity coming available during phase one. 

Whilst some maybe less welcoming of todays news. Few can deny the benefit it will have economically on individuals involved in the project supply chain and the long term positive impact it is expected to have on our Midlands and Northern regions. 

The obvious speed and capacity increases will greatly effect commuters and the sometimes overlooked logistics and freight operators who also heavily rely on our current network but in many cases have to work around commuter timetables.