The routes for the second phase of HS2 have been announced. The high-speed rail link via the Midlands to the North will pass through countryside in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
A purpose-built station at Toton will serve the East Midlands.Travel times will be reduced dramatically, but at what cost to people who live and work along the proposed route?
An influential group of MPs says the DfT has failed to present 'a convincing strategic case' for HS2.
Campaigners say they hope to put plans for HS2 through the Midlands back to square one as they prepare to go to the High Court tomorrow.
Campaigners from HS2 Action Alliance are heading to London tomorrow to take on the Government at the Court of Appeal.