Updated: Rail freight industry welcomes HS2 Crewe plan

The freight industry welcomed the report by HS2 chairman David Higgins on the planned HS2 north-south high speed rail line, published on 17 March. Higgins called for the first section of the line to be built from London to Crewe, rather than only from London to Birmingham, as originally envisaged. The former option, the rail freight industry feared, would lead to many more Manchester and Liverpool-bound high speed passenger trains flooding ... [+]

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