As­sur­ances on HS2 rail project

Solihull News - - IT TALK -

RES­I­DENTS have been given as­sur­ances that HS2 Ltd will do as “much as pos­si­ble” to pre­vent dis­rup­tion to roads dur­ing con­struc­tion of the multi- bil­lion pound rail link.

Con­cerns re­main about the ef­fect that the de­vel­op­ment of an In­ter­change Sta­tion, to be sited near the NEC, will have on an al­ready stretched trans­port net­work.

Coun­cil­lor Chris Wil­liams ( Green, Chelm­s­ley Wood) said this week that this re­mained one of the over­rid­ing con­cerns for lo­cal peo­ple, who were about to find them­selves “at the eye of the storm”.

On Tues­day, the first of three drop- in ses­sions in Soli­hull was held at Mel­bicks Gar­den Cen­tre, on the Ch­ester Road, near the site where the new sta­tion is set to be built.

Speak­ing at the event, Rachel John­son, a com­mu­nity en­gage­ment man­ager with HS2, said: “We are look­ing to mit­i­gate ( the im­pact) as much as pos­si­ble.”

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