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.
Now, the Wentworth and Dearne MP has demanded that the Meadowhall option be reconsidered.
HS2 plans unacceptable to Rotherham, says council leader
COUNCIL leader Chris Read has called on the transport secretary to rethink HS2’s “ill considered” plans in South Yorkshire.
His letter to Chris Grayling said the economic and travel benefits from the high-speed rail link would be “slight to non-existent”.
Cllr Read added: “Without serious reconsideration, the current proposal is unacceptable to Rotherham residents.”
HS2 Ltd’s revised proposals ditched the idea of a station at Meadowhall for building on Sheffield’s existing Midland station.
John Healey has had his own rethink?
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 … Continue reading