Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, has commented on today’s announcement about the location of the new HS2 college:
Sir Albert said: “We welcome today's announcement that the HS2 college with be located in both Birmingham and Doncaster.
“We will now rapidly move ahead with the development of the Birmingham site at Aston Science Park with a view to having it ready for students to be trained by 2017. It is also hugely encouraging that a governing board will be established in Birmingham to oversee the development of the college.
“The college will add to the presence of HS2 in the city, which is at the heart of the high-speed rail network, with the recent announcement that the project's headquarters will also be in Birmingham.
“This gives the city a real advantage and will be a boost to Birmingham's economy and that of the wider region.”