The view from Steel City: Devolution has united Sheffield City Region but HS2 is a problem
Northern Powerhouse Rail is an ambition for half-hour journeys between the centres of Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester.
HS2 could form the eastern leg of HS3 between Leeds and Sheffield – but only if the stations are in both city centres. If the Sheffield station is four miles away at Meadowhall, then what? The thorny issue of where to put the station has exposed deep divisions. South Yorkshire writer David Walsh reports.