TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to commission a study on the case for a high speed rail station close to the M18 by a South Yorkshire MP.
Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey said he was “dismated” by proposed changes to the route of the HS2 high speed rail line and the new plans for stations in South Yorkshire.
HS2 has recommended scrapping the initial plan for a station at Meadowhall and is instead suggesting trains use a spur from the mainline to call at the existing Sheffield Midlands station.
The proposal also suggests moving the route of the line much further east, putting a series of communities in its path that had previously thought they would be untouched by the project.
MP urges HS2 to reconsider planned route
A RETHINK of the newly-proposed high speed rail route through South Yorkshire has been urged by an MP.
John Healey wants HS2 Ltd to reconsider the new route it revealed weeks ago, which will take the line through Aston, Bramley, Wales, Mexborough and the Dearne Valley.
It was controversially moved from an option which took the line via a proposed interchange at Meadowhall.