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HS2 to expand in the North

01 Dec 2015
Plans to build two state-of-the-art HS2 stations have been announced this week in a bid to provide support for increasing rail volume.

The first HS2 location will be in Leeds and is expected to replicate the same layout as London’s St Pancras station. The second station based in Crewe will connect commuters to Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire and will also reduce journey times to London and greatly improve connectivity across the North region. Both stations are scheduled to become operational in 2026.

“It is phenomenal. This is going to make Crewe the central hub it was 175 years ago and create lots of new jobs” said Michael Jones, Conservative leader of Cheshire East Council.

The UK government's continual investment in transport infrastructure will lead to the creation of more jobs within the sector and undoubtedly boost rail network capacity.