– Chris Leslie, Labour MP for Nottingham East
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.
The latest on plans to build a High Speed Rail link between London and the Midlands.