Funding to plan for arrival of HS2 in Yorkshire

MORE THAN £1m is being spent in West and South Yorkshire to draw up transport plans to capitalise on the arrival of high speed rail.

The two areas have been given the cash by the Government to help get ready for the HS2 line connecting London and the North which is due to be completed in Yorkshire by 2033.

The West Yorkshire and Sheffield City Region combined authorities have each received £625,000 to plan how HS2 can integrate with local transport services and emerging proposals for trans-Pennine high speed services known as Northern Powerhouse Rail.

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