Liverpool needs a link comparable to other core cities
On 30th November, the Government announced that HS2 would be extended to Crewe six years earlier than originally intended. The initial plan was for HS2 to open in two stages: Phase 1, London – Birmingham to be completed by 2026 and Phase 2, Birmingham – Manchester/Leeds (the ‘Y’) by 2033. The revised plan is for the first section of Phase 2, from Birmingham to Crewe, (Phase 2A), to open one […]
ABOUT 20 MILES MORE
20 Miles More is a campaign supported by a coalition of leading business figures and academics to have the proposed HS2 network extended to include Liverpool. At present Liverpool is the only major city in the North and Midlands not directly connected to HS2 and it is estimated that a branch serving the city would help increase the city region’s GVA by £8bn over 20 years.
We are the biggest English city not on the HS2 network and the absence of a link would be extremely damaging to our business competitiveness.