23 May '12, 12pm

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Metro Chairman Cllr James Lewis has described the conclusions of a Parliamentary report on high-speed rail as good news for the North. After a four-month inquiry, to which Metro submitted evidence, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for High Speed Rail has conclude that only High Speed Two (HS2) can create the long-term capacity that Britain’s rail network needs. “This news will be welcomed by the 96% of delegates questioned about HS2 at a recent Leeds City Region business conference who said they believed High-Speed Rail will benefit business in Yorkshire,” said Cllr Lewis, responding to the report’s findings. “The report confirms our own findings which are that simply increasing capacity on traditional rail routes is not a long-term viable solution and that despite huge investment, the lines would very quickly be up to capacity as has happened with the West Coast Main Lin...

Full article: http://www.wymetro.com/news/releases/120523

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