Derby Council disappointed with HS2 station plan

The leader of Derby City Council, Paul Bayliss, is pleased that HS2 will benefit the city, but disappointed by its location in Toton.

We are delighted that the Secretary of State for Transport has published this consultation document, and particularly pleased that he is proposing a route and station location that will serve Derby.

The choice of Toton is very disappointing because we had undertaken a detailed study of the economic benefits to the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area of the two alternative station locations.

The two counties would derive greater benefits from a station at Derby. This is in terms of job and wealth creation, sustainable transport and improved services for businesses travelling to and from London.

– Paul Bayliss, Leader of Derby City Council

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