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HS2 to tunnel under Berkswell & Balsall Common?

At a recent HS2 Community Forum in Balsall Common three potential tunnel options were revealed to community representatives. HS2 officials confirmed all the options were technically possible to construct but the final decision on implementation rests with the Secretary of State, meaning any or even none of the options could be selected.  

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Initial designs released for Berkswell and Balsall Common HS2 viaduct

Initial technical drawings have been released showing details for a 565 metre viaduct from Truggist Lane to Lavendar Hall Lane between the settlements of Berkswell and Balsall Common.  

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Berkswell Station unsatisfactory according to users

Users of the recently refurbished Berkswell railway station on Station Road in Balsall Common seem to have been pleased, mystified and annoyed with the work and subsequent service offering in roughly equal doses. The London Midland managed station has come under fire from users over ticket office opening hours (reduced to 16 hours per week […]