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Interim Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd welcomes HS2 announcement

04/12/2015

Statement from Interim Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd on HS2 announcement

Interim Greater Manchester Mayor Tony Lloyd has welcomed the government’s announcement that the HS2 Birmingham to Crewe link will open six years earlier than planned. 

Tony said: “This announcement is a welcome step in transforming the transport links of the North of England and is good news for Greater Manchester. I’m pleased that Ministers have listened to campaigners in bringing forward the timetable to deliver this major and much-needed infrastructure project.

“High speed rail for Greater Manchester and the North will help us attract investment and jobs, connecting the region with the rest of the country and bringing huge benefits for local people - I wholly welcome it. Hopefully, this will be a catalyst for further transport investment as I and local leaders work together to make devolution work for the people of Greater Manchester.”