High speed rail announcement

The Government is expected to announce the route for the controversial high speed rail link North of Birmingham.

It is anticipated that the network will dramatically cut travel times between the North West and the Capital.

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George Osborne visits a train wheel maker in Manchester following HS2 announcement

The Chancellor George Osborne at Lucchini UK in Manchester Credit: Ashley Derricott

The Chancellor George Osborne has visited a train wheel maker in Trafford Park following the announcement on HS2 rail link.

He visited Lucchini UK, a Manchester-based manufacturers, which makes train wheels and other specialist items for the railway industry.

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