HS2 plans are on wrong track insists mayor
Manchester Evening News|January 24, 2022
HE SAYS UNDERGROUND STATION WOULD DO MUCH MORE TO ‘LEVEL UP’ THE NORTH
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HOLT PASSENGERS are set to be offered faster train journeys as the Bill for the next phase of HS2 is announced by the Government today.

The announcement outlines plans to extend HS2 from Crewe up to Manchester and beyond, also creating 17,500 direct jobs across the North West.

New 'High Speed stations will also be built at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, making way for new lines to Leeds and Liverpool, as part of Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR).

Passengers across the North West have been promised faster, greener and more reliable train services as a result of the structure.

But Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has slammed the new plans, saying they are 'wrong' for the future of the North.

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