Appeal for views on rail line

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An appeal has been made for members of the public to attend a consultation session in Sheffield about plans for the HS2 high-speed rail line.

The event takes place at the English Institute of Sport, Attercliffe, from noon until 8pm today and from 9am to 5pm tomorrow.

A spokesman for HS2, which will link London with Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds, said: “It is an ideal opportunity for people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire to come and discuss our plans for high-speed rail in their area.

“We will have experts on hand to answer any questions you may have about the route, the engineering decisions, property issues and what we can do to reduce the environmental impact.

“There will be detailed large-scale maps available to look at and sound demonstrations that you can listen to.”

“It is very important people come along if they can and then respond to our consultation, as we do want to get their views.”

The session is one of 30 consultation events along the planned route.