Mixed reaction to HS2 plans for the North West

There has been mixed reaction to plans to extend a high speed rail line to Manchester.

The £33billion project will dramatically reduce journey times to London, however critics say it will ruin parts of the Cheshire countryside.

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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.