High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill

Part of Speaker’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 5:28 pm on 28th April 2014.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 5:28 pm, 28th April 2014

I certainly do. The full Y line will terminate 14 miles south of York so that the classic compatible network trains will be able to run from the north-east—directly from Newcastle—and join the high-speed line outside York, significantly cutting the journey time to Old Oak Common in London and to those intermediate cities of Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and Birmingham. There will be significant benefits to the north-east.