Freight the big loser in cancellation of UK’s high-speed plans
Not just a stop gap. Old Oak Common should become the final southern destination for all HS2 services if Euston is dropped from the plans (HS2 image)Old Oak Common artist impression by HS2 media centre
The worst kept secret in Britain is finally out. The high-speed rail network planned for the northeast of England is officially scrapped. The transport secretary Grant Shapps announced to the House of Commons this morning. The eastern leg, connecting Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds, and on to the East Coast Main Line, will not be built. HS2, as the project is commonly known, will run from London to Birmingham, with extensions to Manchester and a connection to the West Coast Main Line at Crewe or Wigan.
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