Derby city leaders have unveiled ambitious plans to run a High Speed 2 rail route straight through the centre of Derby.
Derby City Council leader Paul Bayliss says the alternative path for HS2, which will run from London through Birmingham to Leeds via the East Midlands, will bring millions of pounds and thousands of jobs to the city.
The council will try to persuade the Government not to continue with its current route through Toton Sidings.
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.