Big boost to region, claims Government
THE Government believes that HS2 will bring significant benefits.
Leonie Dubois, HS2’s head of consultation and engagement, said: “HS2 is coming to the East Midlands and the region will reap significant benefits as a result.
“High-speed rail will play a crucial role in rebalancing Britain’s economy, driving business growth, stimulating investment and creating jobs right across the country.”
HS2 says it is expected to create 8,870 construction jobs, with opportunities to generate a further 4,400 jobs.
“Construction of the phase one route between Birmingham and London is now well underway with 7,000 jobs already supported through the project. When construction peaks, as the full network progresses, that figure is forecast to rise to 30,000.”