YP Letters: Grayling’s case against rail is flawed

From: William Wallace, (Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Saltaire).

Is Transport Secretary Chris Grayling doing enough for the North? (JPress).

YP Letters: Strange that cash can be found for electrifying lines in South

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

London to Leeds in less than 30 minutes? That’s space age talk!

London to Leeds in less than 30 minutes? That’s space age talk!

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie.

But a major think tank has today urged the government to scrap HS2 in favour of superfast pods that it says could really narrow the North-South divide - and slash the Leeds to London journey time to just 30 minutes.

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There has been widespread opposition to the new HS2 route through South Yorkshire. Picture: Tony Johnson

Exclusive: HS2 faces paying compensation to 1,300 homes and businesses in South Yorkshire

HS2 is facing paying compensation to people and businesses in almost 1,300 properties along its revised route through South Yorkshire, an expert report has suggested.

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Wrong side of the tracks: The Yorkshire businesses facing ruin because of HS2

Wrong side of the tracks: The Yorkshire businesses facing ruin because of HS2

Riding school owners and a couple who renovated a 16th-century farmhouse are among those in limbo over the HS2 line due to demolish their properties. Chris Burn reports.

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Will HS2 benefit Leeds?

YP Letters: Grayling has failed to justify why North misses out on rail

From: Councillors Andy Pickering, Bev Chapman, Sean Gibbons, Mexborough Ward, Doncaster Council.

Is the economy of the North being put in a siding? (PA).

YP Letters: Northern economy has been put in a siding

From: Councillor Neil Dawson, Morley South (Lab).

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling when he was on the election campaign trail in Yorkshire.

Yorkshire bosses tell Government it must keep promises on transport

Business leaders across Yorkshire have delivered an unequivocal message to Government that it must fulfil its promises to deliver much needed transport infrastructure programmes for the north.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says the Government wont let the North down.

The Yorkshire Post says: Chris Grayling must provide a definitive plan and timetable

Ministers have not only been accused of backtracking over broken pledges to electrify a key rail route between Yorkshire and London, they stand accused of failing to provide the infrastructure spending crucial to the future success of the North’s economy, in favour of a new £30bn Crossrail scheme in the capital.

The merits of HS2 has divided public opinion.

YP Letters: HS2 so much more than a vanity project

From: Ken Redshaw, Harrogate.

The planned upgrade of the main line connecting Sheffield to London has been scrapped, sparking widespread criticism. (JPress).

YP Comment: Rail users are betrayed again - Broken promise on £500m plan

The Government’s cancellation of the planned upgrade of a key railway line between Yorkshire and London represents nothing less than a £500m broken promise to this county and its long-suffering train passengers.

The Shimmer Estate in Mexborough which is to be demolished to make way for HS2. (Picture Scott Merrylees).

Jayne Dowle: HS2 on wrong track if it fails to spread the benefit

Am I the only one missing a connection? In all the arguments I’ve had on the subject of HS2, the major plus-point I’ve accepted is that we would end up with a new station here in South Yorkshire to whizz us directly to London in super-fast time. And of course, to whizz London directly to us, so that we can all enjoy mutual economic, employment, social and cultural opportunities.

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YP Letters: HS2 will bring benefits for rail in North

From: Paul Maynard, Transport Minister, Department for Transport.

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Barclays boss backs greater co-operation between Northern cities as “very intelligent”

The case for a high speed rail network to link up northern cities is “very compelling”, according to the chief executive of banking giant Barclays.

HS2 protesters in Bramley, South Yorkshire, with local MP Sir Kevin Barron.

YP Letters: Vanity of HS2 cannot be justified

From: John Seymour, Church Fenton, Tadcaster.

HS2 should be stopped in its tracks, says Jayne Dowle. Do you agree?

Jayne Dowle: Why HS2 should be stopped in its tracks now – it’s an indulgence

I’M reporting from the HS2 frontline in South Yorkshire. The good news is that acres of ancient woodland just minutes from my front door are not about to be churned up and lost forever in the name of progress.

Dr Ian Kelly

Hull & Humber Chamber voices opposition to train timetable changes

THE Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce has voiced opposition to plans from TransPennine Express to increase the number of stops on its Hull to Manchester service.

Should HS2 be scrapped to pay for election promises?

Jan Zeber: Scrap HS2 to pay for new police – and reduce burden of tax

IT was not Diane Abbott’s best performance on her now infamous LBC interview, as it became abundantly clear that Labour’s plans to fund 10,000 extra police officers out of increases in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) had been given very little thought by anyone.

Will HS2 benefit Yorkshire?

YP Letters: High-speed train proves a brain drain

From: Arthur Quarmby, Mill Moor Road, Meltham.

YP Comment: Why Leeds must be ambitious

YP Comment: Why Leeds must be ambitious

ambitious PLANS for the redevelopment of Leeds Station matter not just to the West Yorkshire city – but to the whole county.

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