The tip of a massive iceberg
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is spending £235,000 on an assessment of the strengths of rival Meadowhall and city centre options for a proposed Sheffield HS2 station (The Star reported).
[“Transport bosses spending £235,000 on Sheffield HS2 study”, Chris Burn, Sheffield Star, 5 Jan 2015]
[…] The work is being carried out by consulting engineers Pell Frischmann and is due to be completed by March.
A further £47,000 is being spent by SYPTE on ‘media and engagement work’ for HS2 by IPB Communications.
Details have been revealed in a report to Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, which represents the area’s local councils.
It comes just a few days after plans to make £7.6m cuts were unveiled by SYPTE. Its proposals could see up to 50 jobs lost and information centres closed.
Peter Howarth, from the Killamarsh and Renishaw HS2 Action Group, said: “It is wrong we are losing money on the infrastructure we have to do this. I find it absolutely preposterous. I think there will be more cuts to pay for HS2. This is the tip of a massive iceberg.”