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 Mike Kane Mike Kane Labour, Wythenshawe and Sale East 5:28 pm, 28th April 2014

My hon. Friend spoke about flights from Manchester airport to London. At the moment, taking a train from my constituency, which contains Manchester airport, to London takes two hours and 24 minutes. When HS2 is completed, the time will be brought down to 59 minutes. Is that good for the regional economy and for Manchester?