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Video: HS2 'mistake is amateurish'

The MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins has dubbed the decision over where to build the high speed rail link 'amateurish'. It's after claims the maps used to choose the route were out of date.

The track, which links London to Leeds cuts across parts of Chesterfield canal.

But documents regarding the construction of the link, which were submitted to the government in March 2012, included maps which are missing nearby Staveley Basin which was built more than a year ago.

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Video: HS2 maps 'out of date'

It's claimed the maps used to draw up the route for the new high speed rail link could be out of date.

The track, which links London to Leeds, cuts over stretches of the Chesterfield Canal.

But documents regarding the construction of the link, which were submitted to the government in March 2012, failed to include Staveley Town Basin that was completed more than a year ago.

It has also been claimed a 600 metre stretch of restored waterway is missing from the map.

Robin Stonebridge is from the Chesterfield Canal Trust.

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Leeds' high speed rail route to be revealed

Rail journeys from London to Scotland could be cut to under three hours in plans for a high speed line which could involve travel through Leeds, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said.

Mr McLoughlin said: “At the start of this year, the government committed to build a new line not just to Birmingham but on to Manchester and Leeds. Soon, I’ll publish detailed plans for the route north of Birmingham. But I want even more parts of our country to benefit.

“So we’re launching a study on the way to get fast journeys further north still, with the aim of getting the journey from Scotland to London to under three hours. And making sure the north-east benefits too.”