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Crewe town council has ‘put forward an option’ to HS2 Ltd chairman David Higgins and Network Rail that would allow very high speed trains to stop at the existing Crewe station, the Stoke Sentinel reported.

[‘Calls made to divert HS2 to existing Crewe Station’, 14 Aug 2014]

[…] Crewe Town Council leader, Kevin Hickson, said: “Employment sites at Basford are important for the future of the town, but they will go ahead with or without the relocation of Crewe station.”

Of course, that would also be true of other sites which are supposedly dependent on HS2 for redevelopment, such as Birmingham Eastside. The “catalyst” for the relocation of Matthew Boulton College and new residential blocks at Masshouse in Birmingham, was not high speed rail. The HS2 scheme actually disrupted Birmingham City University’s pre-existing plans to relocate to Eastside.

Written by beleben

August 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

Posted in HS2, Politics

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