HS2 eastern leg and Manchester-Leeds rail line to be scrapped, government confirms | ITV News

by 24britishtvNov. 18, 2021, 7:50 p.m. 19
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The government has been accused of betraying the north by abandoning plans for high speed railway lines connecting northern regions with each other and London. The transport secretary confirmed in the Commons that the eastern leg of HS2, which would have connected Leeds with London via Birmingham and the East Midlands, will no longer be built. And plans to connect Leeds with Manchester via Bradford, under the wider Northern Powerhouse Rail scheme, will also be abandoned. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/

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