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