Liverpool Councillors back HS2 call from city mayor Joe Anderson
The Mayor tabled a motion at a meeting of the full council held at the Town Hall.
Councillors then carried the motion in support of calls for HS2 to be extended to Liverpool.
It noted an announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer “to start a conversation” about the east-west High Speed 3 (HS3) route and welcomed that this will be fed into a review of the second stage of HS2.
The motion outlined that the council also welcomed the establishment of the business–led 20 Miles More campaign to secure Liverpool’s inclusion on the network.
It noted the council welcomed the campaign for the first stage of HS3 to start from Liverpool and believed the Chancellor’s announcement strengthened the compelling argument for a direct HS2 connection to Liverpool.
The authority reiterated its support for a direct HS2 connection to Liverpool and for an East-West HS3 route from Liverpool.
The Mayor also said that Liverpool “won’t be left behind” and he added: “We need to get the east-west connection.
“We need to be connected with cities like Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.”