High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th December 2018.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Conservative, Broxtowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect of the proposed HS2 works between Long Eaton and Nuthall.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Socio-economic impacts of HS2 are set out in the Phase 2b Working Draft Environmental Statement, currently out for consultation until December 21 2018. I would also note that the East Midlands HS2 growth strategy estimates 74,000 jobs and nearly £4billion of Gross Added Value will be added to the East Midlands region by 2043. Long Eaton and Nuthall will benefit from close proximity to the East Midlands HS2 station, which will provide frequent high speed train services to London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds and beyond, as well as connections to Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. This will provide significant employment opportunities for people in Long Eaton and Nuthall.

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