While debate continues to rage over whether the Sheffield HS2 station should be built at Meadowhall, Victoria or Midland, there are increasing worries about the value of the £55 billion project and the uncertain benefits to the North.
A recent academic review has called on the project to be halted so cheaper alternatives could be considered.
Costs could be saved by building a line to run at 190mph maximum, the same as the French TGV network, rather than 250mph.
The UK is too small to need an ultra-high speed network.
The French are building a line from Tours to Bordeaux costing £32 million per mile. HS2 is likely to cost at least £169m per mile under current proposals.
I would prefer a small amount of money to be made available to enable traffic to move freely through Woodseats and along Abbeydale Road.