I accept that pulling the entire route through the city centre would be too complex and challenging, but I am disappointed that there hasn’t been fuller consideration of a ‘spur’ into the city station. If a ‘spur’ were created then at least some of the high speed trains could start and finish in the heart of Nottingham. We need business and regeneration in the city centre itself – and this was recognised with the plans for Birmingham and Leeds city centres but not for Nottingham.
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.