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The government has said how committed it is to seeing the HS2 high speed high capacity railway line through to completion, with the transport secretary saying that the development will boost jobs and regeneration, and deal with the capacity crisis currently facing the UK’s rail network.

Earlier this week (October 11th), Chris Grayling said that the UK needs this high speed rail network now more than ever, with the country quickly approaching crunch time where capacity is concerned.

“In the last 20 years alone, the number of people travelling on our railways has more than doubled and our rail network is the most intensively used of any in Europe. We need HS2 for the capacity it will bring on the routes between London, the West Midlands, Crewe, Leeds and Manchester as well as the space it’ll create elsewhere on our transport network,” he went on to say.

Construction is set to begin on the network at the start of next year, with the government confirming plans to make £70 million in funding available so as to support road safety between London and the West Midlands, as well as helping local communities.

The government is also yet to make a decision on the route for the rest of Phase Two of HS2 from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester. Proposed stations include Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly, as well as Sheffield Meadowhall and stations in Leeds and the East Midlands. It’s expected that an announcement will be made in this regard this autumn.

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