HS2 Government review disappointing for local business

Wed, August 21st, 2019

Paul Cherpeau, chief executive of Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, said:

“It is disappointing that the Government has chosen to conduct a review into HS2 and whether it will continue with the project. It is clear that HS2 alongside Northern Powerhouse Rail, together with the right level of local investment, would bring unprecedented opportunities for people and businesses across the whole of the North of England.

“At Liverpool Chamber our business members tell us the current infrastructure is hampering them and that they need better access to markets, goods, and services.

“By delivering new, dedicated express routes between cities, HS2 will provide much-needed capacity to Britain’s rail network and free up space for local and freight services on existing lines.? The delivery of other transformational schemes, including Northern Powerhouse Rail, rely on the connections that HS2 will make.

“HS2’s importance goes far beyond train services. Its anticipated completion is already attracting investors and will continue to attract investment to surrounding areas, rejuvenate local economies and create opportunities for businesses across the supply chain.”

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