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Letters to the editor: Issue 589 3 Feb 2012

Whose job is it to ensure the North benefits from HS2?

Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11

Congratulations on your succinct coverage of the Government’s HS2 decision, it usefully pulled together a wide range of complicated issues (LTT 19 Jan). I would like to pick-up on the matter that you mentioned on page 9, that of the integration, actually the non-integration, of HS2 into the various regional economies.

One of the real concerns attaching to the high-speed rail project is the possibility that London and the South East could ‘drain’ what remains of local economies...

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