HS2: Ministers confirm North West and Yorkshire routes
The government has confirmed the route for the second phase of the high-speed rail line HS2, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds.
Critics of the £56bn project say it will be a white elephant that ploughs through some of Britain's most beautiful countryside.
The government says it will boost the economy by billions of pounds.
The plan does not include the location of new station in Sheffield, after the proposed Meadowhall site was scrapped.
HS2 has put forward a city centre option, but that would cut through a new housing estate.
Opting for a central site would cut costs... read more
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