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Industry reacts to HS2 approval

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Boris Johnson has given the go-ahead in the House of Commons today to the High Speed 2 rail project, a move welcomed by regional business leaders – with caveats.

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Stockport prepares £1bn Metrolink bid

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester are set to request between £500m and £1bn from the Government to deliver an extension of the Metrolink line from East Didsbury to the town centre.

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Chorlton cycleways due on site by end of 2019

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Work on the first phase of a £13.5m walking and cycling route from Manchester city centre to Chorlton is set to start later this year, although there have been some changes to the wider plan following responses to a public consultation. 

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Manchester pushes back on Piccadilly HS2 design

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Charlie Schouten

The city council has insisted Gateway House will be demolished while pushing back on HS2’s plans to build two multi-storey car parks as part of an overhaul of Piccadilly railway station to accommodate the high-speed rail line.

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Government promises ‘independent and rigorous’ HS2 review

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Charlie Schouten

The fate of the multi-billion-pound high-speed rail project, and associated large-scale developments around Manchester and Crewe, will be decided by the autumn after the Government confirmed it has commissioned a review into “whether and how HS2 should proceed”.