The Government has hailed a "landmark victory" for its HS2 high-speed rail scheme, despite legal flaws in the consultation process.
Rail passengers endured more morning misery today when an overhead line problem led to major disruption to key services.
£32bn high speed rail link between London and Yorkshire has been revealed.
The government came out fighting today in its campaign to win over those who doubt the benefits of the revolutionary high speed rail link from London to the north.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the £40 billion scheme would be a "heart bypass for the clogged arteries" of Britain's transport system.
But many aren't so sure that towns and cities here will benefit from HS2 - including those who'll live nearest to the track.
Chris Kiddey reports.
James Lynch from the So What campaign group
The government has come out fighting in its campaign to win over those who doubt the benefits of the new planned high speed rail link from London to Yorkshire.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the forty billion pound scheme would be a "heart bypass for the clogged arteries" of Britain's transport system.
But many of those who heard his words still aren't so sure that towns and cities here in the north will benefit from HS2 - particularly those who'll live nearest to the track.
Residents opposed to the route of HS2 in West Yorkshire have been lobbying councillors in Leeds today. They're from the 'So What' action group representing home owners in Swillington, Oulton and Woodlesford. They want the route of the line moved because they fear their homes will be blighted.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is expected to outline later how the HS2 rail link between London and Yorkshire will improve the economy in the region's towns and cities.
Rail services affected by a landslip at Hatfield Colliery in South Yorkshire will reopen today. Trains running between Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes have been suspended since Feburary.
Virgin confirms it is planning to bid for the East Coast line franchise.
Normal services have resumed on East Coast trains between Doncaster and Kings Cross and Hull and Kings Cross, following the earlier overhead line problems on Tuesday evening. First Capital Conect continue to be affected.
Rail users are being warned to expect further delays today. It's after a major fault on the East Coast main line down to London caused problems for thousands of passengers yesterday.
Thousands of rail travellers have faced lengthy delays today after a major fault on the East Coast main line. A kilometre of overhead wiring was brought down by an engine last night.
It left two hundred Yorkshire bound passengers stranded overnight at Kings Cross station and delays for passengers which will reach into tomorrow.
- Information and advice from National Rail Enquiries