HS2 may be diverted around Sheffield, says report [Rail News]

Date: 07/07/2016

NEW proposals to solve the dispute about the site of the future HS2 station in Sheffield involve diverting the line east of the city and serving the centre by a spur to the Midland Main Line instead. The plans, unveiled today in a report by HS2 chairman David Higgins, have rejected previous plans to create a new station at Meadowhall on the grounds of expense, and the alternative of reviving the former station at Sheffield Victoria has also been ruled out because it would be intrusive and also costly. The new option proposes that HS2 services between London and Sheffield would use a spur off the high speed line and travel directly to the existing Sheffield station. These trains, potentially running twice an hour, could also call at Chesterfield. [From Richard Buckby]

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