High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th October 2015.

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Photo of Imran Hussain Imran Hussain Labour, Bradford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many jobs his Department expects to be created by the HS2 project in (a) Bradford, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) the UK.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

HS2 will support up to 100,000 jobs around HS2 stations when operational.The balance of benefits will be in the Midlands and North; seventy per cent of jobs supported by HS2 are expected to be outside London, including an estimated 13,000 – 20,000 jobs around Leeds station. HS2 will support nearly 25,000 jobs during construction and 3,100 permanent jobs in operations and maintenance once it is open.

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