Y ROUTE - BIRMINGHAM TO MANCHESTER AND LEEDS
On 28th January 2013 the Secretary for State for Transport announced plans to extend HS2 north from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds. The announcement brought with it a new wave of opposition to HS2 from northern cities, towns and villages affected by the route and people from the north of the country aghast at the amount of money being spent on HS2 with so little benefit to most of the North.
News from the North
Action call on Residents Hit by Leeds HS2 Rail Link:
HS2 concerns in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire County Council leader Coun John Weighell has said in his
statement to next week's full council meeting that upgrades to the East
Coast main line would have been a better deal for the region. His City of
York Council counterpart, Coun James Alexander, said East Coast main line
councils had teamed up to press the Government for East Coast investment.
York council taxpayers may face HS2 bill