A lumberjack is seen cutting trees in ancient Crackley Woods HS2 site to clear the way for the High-speed rail on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
Investors say it will provide the greenest, safest and most efficient form of transport. But, environmental activists are opposing saying that it will negatively impact on the country's green spaces and countryside. The Wildlife Trust claimed in a recent report that "the deep cut HS2 will make across the landscape could stop nature's recovery in its tracks."