Partnership welcomes HS2 announcement


Responding to today’s announcement of the High-Speed rail route and the proposed location of the City Region’s station, Leeds City Region LEP Chair, Neil McLean said:

“Today’s announcement on the location of a station in the heart of our City Region is great news for our businesses and the economy.

“HS2 will bring real benefits to all our cities by freeing capacity on the existing local rail network and improving connections to the capital and European markets, which in turn will shape business investment decisions and enhance our competitiveness on the world stage.

“However, in order to ensure that this investment makes a real difference to our economy, it needs to be supported by rail and road enhancements that will aim to improve connectivity between our cities and towns and we need it delivering as a priority.”