– Spokesman for the Association of Train Operating Companies
A new, modern high speed rail network linking the north and south of Britain can provide significant economic and environmental benefits right across the country. HS2 will bring additional capacity and options for new rail services that incremental changes alone simply cannot.
The Prime Minister has said today marks the "fightback" by the Government over controversial plans for the HS2 rail link. The Transport Secretary will highlight a commissioned report claiming the project will provide a £15 billion economic boost.