HS2 second phase consultation event in Leicestershire

HS2 Limited is holding an event in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire later today, as part of its consultation into the second phase of the project.

HS2 is expected to cost £42.6bn plus £7.5bn for the trains Credit: HS2 Ltd

The phase would create a high speed rail link between London and Sheffield via the East Midlands.

Last week, the bill for phase one of HS2, between London and Birmingham, was published by the government.

People attending the event at the Hood Park Leisure Centre in North Street will be able to get advice and information.

Those visiting will also be able to hear how the HS2 line will sound in a special sound booth.