LEP wants further studies into HS2 in Sheffield city region

The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Combined Authority will commission an independent study to explore ways to minimise HS2 Ltd’s new proposed line’s impact on local homes, communities and businesses.

The South Yorkshire HS2 station location was initially chosen as Meadowhall but a new option announced in July proposes that HS2 services between London and Sheffield would take a spur off the high speed line and travel directly to the existing Sheffield Midland station using the existing railway line.

A city centre station solution for Sheffield high speed services would allow the main HS2 line to be built east of the previously proposed route, following the M1 and M18 through Rotherham before heading through the Dearne Valley.

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3 Responses to LEP wants further studies into HS2 in Sheffield city region

  1. Debz says:

    If the LEP and combined Authority had had the guts it could have stopped Sheffield fighting for a Sheffield City Centre HS2 station.

    Because Sheffield wanted what is best for Sheffield (forget the rest of the region) S Yorks loses out on a station altogether.

  2. Colin Tawn says:

    The big question IMV is why this study was not considered before Sheffield stuck its oar in the decision to relocate the line to Sheffield Midland Station?
    Bolt. Horse. Stable door.

  3. trambuster says:

    This study has indeed been done before – https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/68956/hs2-phase-two-engineering-options-report-west-midlands-to-leeds.pdf

    Arup did it in 2012 and it discounted the M18 route because there was not an appropriate location for stations on it:

    Arup ruled out stations on the M18 route at Thurcroft, Bramley, Hellaby, Wath upon Dearne and Conisbrough as being:

    “remote from centres of demand”
    “remote from Sheffield city region”
    “have poor connectivity”
    “only viable means of access would be by car”

    And as late as March 2015, Sir David Higgins, Chair of HS2, was emphasising how a station at Meadowhall was “the right answer for the South Yorkshire hub”

    Simple truth is, Sheffield City Council want HS2 at the Midland Station, which by the way is a taxi journey away from the city centre, and Sir Smuggins has obliged by contriving yet another report that suits his chums at SCC.

    As for the puppets/muppets at Sheffield City Region – they’ve demonstrated conclusively who is pulling the strings there.

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