by Iain Roberts on January 28, 2013
The Government has announced that the High Speed 2 (HS2) train service will come to Manchester, with a station at Manchester Airport and Piccadilly.
We warmly welcome this development. While journalists tend to throw around journey times (which will get shorter) the real issue is capacity. The existing West Coast Main Line train route will fill up in the next twenty years to a point where it simply won’t be possible to add more trains or carriages. Something will need to be done and HS2 is the best solution. It will also bring jobs and growth to our area.
The new Manchester Airport Station will be next to the M56 motorway, between junctions 5 and 6. From there the line goes into a tunnel under Wythenshawe, Northenden, Withington, Fallowfield, Rusholme and Longsight then above ground from Ardwick to Manchester Piccadilly where it emerges into the new station.
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