HS2 Birmingham to Crewe link to open six years early [BBC News]

Date: 29/11/2015

The proposed high-speed rail link between Birmingham and Crewe will be opened six years earlier than planned, in 2027, Chancellor George Osborne has said. Improving transport links with the North is a key part of the government's transport policy. Mr Osborne also announced that ex-head of the CBI business group John Cridland would chair Transport for the North. This new body will look to improve transport links across the North. The new timetable means a part of the second phase of the project is due to open only a year after the first phase from London to Birmingham is due to be operational.

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HS2 section 'to open six years early'
HS2 train travelling over viaduct (artist's image)

BBC News

The government has announced plans to open a section of the HS2 high-speed rail link between Birmingham and Crewe six years earlier than originally hoped for in 2027.