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Think-tank alternatives to HS2

Think-tank has proposed alternatives to HS2 Credit: ITV News Central

£10 billion - could change rail infrastructure in northern England and the Midlands, creating new and faster east-west rail links, redeveloping stations and electrifying regional rail lines.

£10 billion - could be used on the East and West Coast main lines, increasing the speed, capacity and reliability of north-south rail travel with less environmental damage than HS2.

£6 billion - could upgrade mass transport in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, including investments in large light rail schemes and bus networks.

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