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Regular news: Issue 607 12 Oct 2012

No U-turn on HS2 – McLoughlin

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week spelt out the Government’s determination to press ahead with a high-speed rail network.

McLoughlin told the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham the Government was “committed to build a new line not just to Birmingham but on to Manchester and Leeds”. And he announced a study to cut rail journey times between Scotland and London to three hours, and to “make sure the North East [of England] benefits too”.


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