A HS2 station is not now being recommended to be built at Meadowhall, instead the Sheffield city region could end up with three stations that can link to the £55.7 billion scheme.
Construction on HS2, the high speed North to South rail link that aims to provide extra capacity to handle increasing demand, will begin during this Parliament and has been given a funding envelope of £55.7 billion in 2015 prices. It should reach Birmingham in 2026 and Manchester and Leeds by 2033.
Other useful links:
Download: HS2 Ltd briefing pack for Rotherham
– Plans through the area https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-plan-and-profile-maps-woodall-to-conisbrough
– HS2 events page that they’ve told nobody about https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hs2-events
HS2 South Yorkshire route change threatens new estate
A new housing estate could be bulldozed if changes to the planned high-speed rail route HS2 go ahead.
HS2 has announced a new route through South Yorkshire, scrapping a proposed station in Meadowhall in favour of a stop in Sheffield city centre.
People living on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough have been told that “some or all of their land” may be required if the plans are approved.
Resident Amie Webster told the BBC the “bottom has fallen out of our world”.
The newly proposed route will run east towards the M18 before rejoining the original route south of the M62.
Meanwhile high-speed trains will use existing tracks to access Sheffield, stopping at the city’s Midland station.
Warning on HS2 as new South Yorkshire plan unveiled
THE MAN in charge of delivering HS2 has warned the North must continue to campaign for the high speed rail project as he unveils a new plan for the route and stations in South Yorkshire.
In a partial victory for campaigners in Sheffield, the new plan is expected to suggest two trains an hour should be diverted onto a spur off the mainline east of Chesterfield and into the existing Sheffield Midland station.
A further connection taking trains North from Sheffield back onto the mainline could be built as part of the transpennine high speed rail project dubbed HS3.
Delight for Sheffield on HS2 decision – but political row looms over scrapping Meadowhall option
Sheffield politicians and business leaders have welcomed new plans to bring HS2 to the city centre – but the decision to scrap the Meadowhall option is to be challenged by other South Yorkshire MPs.
HS2 bosses say stopping their original plan of building a new high-speed station at Meadowhall and instead directing services to the existing Sheffield Midland station via a ‘spur’ off the main new north-south line will save £1bn.
Stop HS2 website: http://stophs2.org/
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