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Eastern leg of HS2 cancelled

Government says £96m Integrated Rail Plan will deliver improvements for North and Midlands

Mark Moran
18 November 2021
The Integrated Rail Plan
The Integrated Rail Plan


The Birmingham to Leeds leg of the HS2 high-speed rail line has been scrapped and a full high-speed east-west line linking Manchester to Leeds will not be built, with the UK government instead announcing a series of measures that it claims will transform services in the Midlands and North.

The Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) promises a £96bn package of rail construction and upgrades intended to enhance both east to west and north to south links, build three new high-speed lines, as well as...

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