Criticism for HS2’s ‘phantom Yorkshire figures’

CAMPAIGNERS HAVE accused the Government of creating “phantom figures for a zombie project” as they hit back at claims that high-speed rail will boost Yorkshire’s economy with thousands of jobs and millions of pounds of investment.

Senior figures from High Speed 2 (HS2) have today released a report that claims the controversial service will play a big part in York’s regeneration plans. The study says a new High Speed Hub will form part of a planned Enterprise Zone, which aims to create 7,000 jobs and help finance about £80m of infrastructure investment.

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