The Yorkshire region has had a mixed reaction to news that the Eastern leg of the HS2 high-speed rail network has been scrapped - The Star team will be bringing you local Sheffield reaction throughout the day. Picture: Chris Etchells
HS2 scrapped: Sheffield and Yorkshire stakeholders react
Last updated: Thursday, 18 November, 2021, 17:28
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HS2 Sheffield: Crumbs for city from government’s flagship £96bn rail plan revealed
The government announced its £96bn Integrated Rail Plan that promises to upgrade services in the Midlands and northern England, while scrapping part of the HS2 proposal to build a high-speed rail line from Birmingham to Leeds. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Sheffield’s crumbs from the Government’s £96bn rail plan include electrification of a mainline ‘by around 2030’ and 30 minutes off journeys to London by the ‘early-mid 2040s’.
HS2 Sheffield: Northern leaders united at 'betrayal' over high speed rail
Metro Mayors (left to right) Andy Burnham, Mayor, Greater Manchester, Jamie Driscoll, Mayor, North of Tyne, Tracy Brabin, Mayor, West Yorkshire, Steve Rotherham, Mayor, Liverpool City Region, and Dan Jarvis, MP, Barnsley Central & Mayor, South Yorkshire.
Northern leaders were united in criticism, disappointment and anger at the government’s flagship rail plan which cancelled HS2 through Yorkshire and left Sheffield with ‘crumbs’.