Bore: response to HS2 'expensive mistake'

By on 04/07/2013 in Leader

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council and Core Cities Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transport, said:

“HS2 presents an opportunity to put in not just a high speed rail line, that will help improve connectivity across the UK, but also connects in to the equivalent network across the whole of Europe. Do we want to be the only member state of the EU which does not connect to the high speed European network? The answer must be no, especially since HS2 London-Birmingham will provide that additional capacity which if not provided over the next 15 years will lead us to a situation where the London-Birmingham West Coast mainline is at saturation point and, that itself, will undermine the Birmingham and West Midlands economy.”

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