A report by the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 says it is important for the North and Midlands to take control of their high-speed rail network and that cancelling the project without viable alternatives will not deliver transformational benefits to the UK economy.
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Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has published a masterplan which details a strategy to double the number of rail journeys in the city-region by 2040.
A technical analysis by Midlands Connect has revealed for the first time that HS2 would free up enough space on Britain’s existing railway network to improve rail services for 73 stations across the country.
The new Integrated Rail Plan for the future of the UK’s Sheffield City Region's rail network will lead to improved capacity, reliability, affordability and journey times for communities and businesses across the region.
Political and business leaders from across the North of England come together to support plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail – the region’s biggest transport intervention since the Industrial Revolution.
Senior industry figures including senior politicians in Greater Manchester were joined by Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP to learn the extent of plans for high-speed rail (HS2) and its role in regenerating the region.