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Mi shell, ma belle: David Higgins wants shell of Leeds station to be built as soon as possible“It’s early days – I’m only a week into the job,” HS2 chairman David Higgins said. “I don’t want to raise unrealistic expectations.”

So what was the point of suggesting that HS2 “may ease housing pressure in London”?

Mr Higgins also said he would listen closely to Sheffield City Council’s calls for a city centre HS2 station, but his priority is to build HS2 as quickly as possible.

[Plans for HS2 stations ‘should begin next year’ says project boss, Yorkshire Post, 15 Jan 2014]

“I particularly like the idea in Yorkshire and in Leeds, for example, of building the shell of the station as soon as you get started – as soon as you get Royal Assent.

“It gives confidence to the industry to invest, to say it is going to happen.”

Written by beleben

January 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. […] David Higgins has little to no interest in fixing HS2; his primary concern, he admitted, is how to speed up […]

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