Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement on transport infrastructure, Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said:
“HS2 is the right solution to boosting capacity on the UK’s strained Victorian rail network, helping to level-up the whole country. Businesses north and south will be delighted that delivery can now crack on.
“After decades of underinvestment in our transport infrastructure, it’s vital that HS2 – along with the integrated High Speed North plan – now moves forward at pace to help ensure the UK remains internationally competitive.
“HS2 helps to bring our great cities and regions closer together. In the capital, getting Euston right is critical, with good leadership and sufficient resources needed to ensure the opportunity for redevelopment and new homes is not missed.
“Every serious review into HS2 has concluded that it is desperately needed. Getting the plans right at Euston and north of Crewe is important but must not result in further delays.”
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