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Mayor calls for upgrades ahead of HS2 eastern leg

High Speed Rail

Peter Plisner
27 July 2021
 

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has told MPs on the Commons Transport Select Committee that the planned £2 billion ‘Midlands Rail Hub’ project was more urgent than building the full eastern leg of HS2 Phase 2b. 

Street said that although he has always believed in the full network of HS2, there was a pressing connectivity issue within the Midlands.  Street said: “You do not need to build the whole of 2b Eastern leg High Speed for West Midlands business to get...

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