Campaigners have reiterated their belief that the fight should be against HS2 rather than attempting to get the route changed.
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant recently pledged to battle the scheme if he couldn’t get the line moved.
But Stop HS2 campaign manager Joe Rukin believes moving the route shouldn’t be an option.
“There have been a lot of politicians saying ‘trust us, we can move the route’ or ‘we can get a station’,” he said. “Well, the people they represent need to wake up, this simply isn’t going to happen and those politicians are ignoring the fact that this is a bad plan which had been badly thought-out and badly implemented.
“HS2 is a vanity project the country wouldn’t need even if it wasn’t bust.
“It is simply immoral to be saying that the route should be moved and made to be someone else’s problem when all the evidence shows the project should be stopped, full stop.”