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Pro-HS2 group to outline “compelling” case for high speed rail at conference


A graphic mock-up of the HS2 line

A graphic mock-up of the HS2 line

A pro-HS2 group has confirmed it will hold a conference outlining the benefits of high speed rail.

The Greengauge 21 group will host the event on September 19 in Birmingham.

The organisation has backed the controversial scheme – which will cut through parts of Lichfield and the surrounding villages – saying that the case for high speed rail is “compelling”.

“Our aim for the day is simple: to transform any lingering perception that HS2 is of limited, narrow benefit – it isn’t,” said Greengauge 21 director Jim Steer. “The beneficial effects extend right across the national rail network.”

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1 Comment

  1. FreshAir

    19th September, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I’m not a supporter of HS2.

    In the poll on this website there are 75 people who want the scheme to go ahead. I would be most interested to hear why they want a train line that can’t be accessed from Lichfield to be built in Lichfield?