Mosbroman asks where is the parking in the Wicker?
The Sheffield City Council parking website says there are more than 1,000 spaces within 5-10 minutes walk of Victoria.
One of the purposes of HS2 is regeneration. A station at Meadowhall will not regenerate Sheffield. A station at Meadowhall will benefit, well, Meadowhall and Meadowhall is doing quite well as it is. A station at Victoria will regenerate Sheffield.
HS2 is also predominantly a green field line. In other words it can be constructed wherever the Government chooses. Whichever route is chosen will incur costs. Upgrading a partially disused route will surely cost less than building one from scratch.
Thorpe House Road, Norton Lees, Sheffield, S8