[UK] HS2 second phase route details announced

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28 Jan 2013, 4:59 am

HS2 phase two route details announced

Details of the next phase of the £32bn HS2 high-speed rail network have been unveiled by the government.

The preferred route of phase two running northwards from Birmingham will have five stops at: Manchester; Manchester Airport; Toton in the East Midlands; Sheffield; and Leeds.

Chancellor George Osborne said it was "the engine for growth in the north and the midlands of this country".

I don't know much about this at all. UKIP is against this as they say that it's costly and won't provide the commensurate benefit.

What to other people think?


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31 Jan 2013, 1:30 am

Gideon the Towel folder wrote:
the engine for growth in the north and the midlands of this country

Total bollocks! HS2 with only create a wider North-South divide, he needs to listen to the Chair of the Transport Select Committee (and my MP).

The only real "benefit" I see here with it is this: It might be easier to get a first class seat with a standard class ticket! :wink: :lol: