Higgins explains South Yorkshire HS2 changes

Sir David Higgins, non-executive chair of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, has explained the reasons behind his proposed changes to the route of the HS2 line through South Yorkshire to a group of influential MPs.

The Transport Committee held a one-off evidence session about progress with HS2 and next steps after the Government gave a clear indication that the £55.7 billion project will reach the North and that it is minded to accept the recommendations from July as the Government’s preferred option.

The new option proposes that HS2 services between London and Sheffield would take a spur off the new north-south high speed line and travel directly to the existing Sheffield Midland station using the existing railway line. Instead of travelling into a new station at Meadowhall, the HS2 line to Leeds would travel east of Rotherham following the M1 and M18 before heading through the Dearne Valley.

Read on… http://www.rothbiz.co.uk/2016/12/news-5282-higgins-explains-south.html?m=1



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