‘HS3’ would speed up Hull journeys

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Published: Monday 27th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Train journeys between Hull and Manchester could be made about half an hour quicker by building a third high-speed rail link, a new report claims.

And the Government says it is now investigating how much a possible HS3 line running across northern England would cost.

HS1 links the Channel Tunnel with London, while the £50 billion HS2 will link the capital with Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.

The second phase of HS2, which will see a Y-shaped line linking Birmingham with Leeds, York, Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool, is scheduled for completion by the early 2030s.

But Sir David Higgins, the man in charge of HS2, believes its economic benefits will be maximised by additional rail links between cities in the north of England.

In his report he says an HS3 would improve the poor transport links that exist between Hull, Liverpool, Sheffield and Newcastle.

Such a line could cut the travelling time between Hull and Manchester by up to 30 minutes, his report says.

The Government’s interim report on a potential HS3 is set to be completed by next spring.

Copyright Press Association 2014

Published: Monday 27th October 2014 by The News Editor

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  • jharvey

    all well and good,but is it worth the cost just for the sake of saving 30 minutes, hardly !

    • Esther Wilkinson

      If you make the commute every day (5 days a week) thats about five extra hours given back to people.

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