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It is perhaps the offer they cannot afford to refuse: high speed rail for the ambitious Northern cities like Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Wolve. The governments say this is a fast track to a better life.
“I think there is a real opportunity here, the chances talked about to create a Northern power house by looking at how we can use high speed rail and other infrastructure to link up our great Northern cities so that we really have a proper balance, a rebalancing economy. That is what it’s all about.”
Of course, there are still thousands of people who are dead against this plan. HS2 and the Northern extension orbit will cut right across where I’m standing in this village in Northeast Leeds. And it is in the city with the chairman of the project will give his recommendations for the plan. But that’s not before the Prime Minister and the Chancellor are giving their backing to the next stage: HS3.
The first stage of HS2 starts London, Huston. And it’s due to opening 2026. It heads northwest, connecting Birmingham before heading up to Lichfield. Phase Two of the network, timetabled for 2032, recommends of Route through Crewe along to Manchester, and through Nottingham and north to Sheffield and Leeds. New plans have been announced for HS3, a new tunnel under the pen names, connecting Manchester to Leeds. The idea, the traveling times will be slashed. For example, Manchester to Leeds now is around 55 minutes. In the future, it could be as little as 26 minutes.
“We are goanna, enable the North to compete, we are goanna have to be very bold on our investment for transport for the North. We just spend, the stage’s spending 15 billion pounds on crossrail in London. And I believe the North has to have it at pressure and investment too.”
The campaign against HS2 has long question to figures and the promises at the impact on towns and villages.
“Cutting across from behind here. 40 meteres in there. Concrete wider…”
John Mason, whose house slides on the route of the Northern extension near Leeds, says the value of her house has dropped by more than 300,000 pounds.
“We have won every argument. We have won the economic argument, the environmental argument, the capacity argument, every single argument. It will not help the North. All these things are spurious. It’s politically driven, vanity project. It’s the flame that’s being found by the people who start to do very well after it.”
The government knows it must keep up the pace of this controversial project or risk its staling all together. With an election looming, winning over the North with the promise of better times could win crucial votes.
Nick Martin, Skynews, Leeds
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