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‘Economic disaster’ fears gathering pace

THE government has been warned of “economic disaster” for the region unless the idea of a high-speed train line from Birmingham to London was made a reality.

THE government has been warned of “economic disaster” for the region unless the idea of a high-speed train line from Birmingham to London was made a reality.

Speaking earlier in the year in Solihull, Transport minister Lord Adonis had promised a high-speed link before the next election.

John Morris, head of corporate affairs at Birmingham International Airport, said it was essential that the train link comes to Birmingham International station.

He said: “It is fundamental that a high-speed rail link serves the region – it would be an economic disaster if a high-speed line did not link into this campus.”

A company, High Speed 2, has been created to draw up plans for the link, which is likely to reach further north from Birmingham. The hope is that with new bus links between Birmingham International station and both north Solihull and the town centre that the high-speed rail link would be easily accessible for Silihillians.

 

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