Is £300m Yorkshire HS2 parkway station about to hit the buffers?

People living in South and West Yorkshire were offered a potential £300m HS2 station to make up for the route being diverted through their neighbourhoods. But will it actually happen? Chris Burn reports.
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MP John Healey says HS2 should release its feasibility study into a potential South Yorkshire parkway station.

HS2 'plain wrong' to keep £300m Yorkshire parkway station report secret

HS2 has refused to publish an internal report on whether plans to build a £300m parkway station in the Yorkshire countryside is feasible.
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Do you suppot HS2 or should it be scrapped? Readers of The Yorkshire Post are divided.

YP Letters: We should celebrate HS2 as chance to transform regions

From: David Reed, Houses Hill, Huddersfield.

Will HS2 be good for Britain or not?

YP Letters: Capacity, not speed, means we need HS2

From: Dr Alex Strickland, Liverpool.

Will HS2 boost the economy or not?

YP Letters: HS2 is a pointless scheme going nowhere fast

From: Dr David Hill, CEO, World Innovation Foundation, Huddersfield.

Is HS2 still the best use of transportm funding?

YP Letters: Wrong line of thought over route for HS2

From: John Turley, Dronfield Woodhouse.

What will HS2 mean for Yorkshire?

The Yorkshire Post says: Carillion, HS2 and Leeds - what next?

FOLLOWING the financial collapse of overstretched construction giant Carillion after the HS2 and public sector contractor announced half-year losses of £1.15bn, the Government remains steadfast in its commitment to high-speed rail.

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Should HS2 take precedence over other rail schemes?

YP Letters: Why the case ofr HS2 does not stack up

From: Geoff Marsden, Buxton Avenue, Heanor.

The proposed HS2 route through South Yorkshire was altered in 2016.

HS2 consultation on South Yorkshire route won’t be rerun despite demolition figure ‘error’

Consultation on the route of HS2 through South Yorkshire will not be reopened despite the Government admitting a comparison of housing demolition figures used to help justify altering the line’s direction in 2016 were wrong by at least 40 per cent.

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Is HS2 still justifiable or not?

YP Letters: Challenge to HS2 to debate rival scheme

From: Colin Elliff, Civil Engineering Principal, High Speed UK.

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MP Kevin Barron has highlighted the altered figures.

Government admits HS2 demolition comparisons between Meadowhall and M18 routes were incorrect

A comparison of housing demolition figures used to help justify changing the HS2 route through South Yorkshire was wrong by at least 40 per cent, the Government has admitted.


Maverick railway engineers from Yorkshire hoping to stop HS2 in its tracks

Two railway engineers from Yorkshire believe they have come up with an alternative to HS2 which could save £20bn. Chris Burn reports on their fight to convince the Government.

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The proposed HS2 route through South Yorkshire was altered in 2016.

YP Letters: HS2 will not make it past Birmingham

From: Harry Bendon, Leeds.

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Should HS2 be scrapped to pay for Brexit?

Chloe Westley: Axe HS2 to save taxpayers’ Brexit bill

REPORTS suggest that the Government has agreed to a financial settlement with the EU of up to £50bn. Given the incessant negative coverage of Brexit in the broadcast media – even when the underlying conditions are not the disaster that was predicted – it was refreshing to hear that there was progress with talks.

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A protest against the HS2 'M18 route' in South Yorkshire

Changing tracks on HS2: How David Higgins hopes economic case will change opposition in Yorkshire

HS2’s chairman believes new research claiming high-speed rail will help tackle Yorkshire’s productivity crisis can change minds about the divisive scheme. Chris Burn reports.
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A revamped Leeds railway station is at the heart of city centre regeneration plans.

Delivering HS2 'essential to £350m Leeds city centre regeneration plan'

Delivering HS2 is “essential” to the success of plans to double the size of Leeds city centre and provide 35,000 jobs, the development director of the regeneration scheme has said.
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David Higgins, chairman of HS2, says local leaders must decide location of a planned parkway station

HS2 boss: South Yorkshire politicians must decide 'M18 route' parkway station location

The man in charge of HS2 has said a new parkway station on Yorkshire’s high-speed rail route “should happen” – but has warned it is down to local leaders to agree its location following a bitter row over the location of Sheffield’s site.
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Many people feel Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's rail strategy is flawed. (PA).

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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