Nottinghamshire County Council welcomes planned HS2 railway line

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council has welcomed the announcement by the Department for Transport on the proposed eastern section of the planned HS2 railway line.

It comes a year after the Government confirmed its commitment to building a high speed rail network in a Y-shape comprising a first-stage line from London to Birmingham followed by a second stage with an eastern arm to the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Leeds and a western arm heading off to Manchester.

Under the latest plans, the line will split at Water Orton, east of Birmingham, with the eastern branch heading towards Nottingham and Derby, going under East Midlands Airport and swinging north past East Midlands Parkway and Trent junction to a new East Midlands station at Toton Sidings.


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