Campaigners are calling for people in Nottingham to show support for the new HS2 line, or risk losing out to Derby station.
The planned station for the East Midlands is Toton, seven miles from Nottingham, but according to Nottingham community group South Broxtowe 20/20, this could change to Derby station unless local people show their support. The controversial high speed rail line is costing up to 50 billion pounds. HS2 will run from London to Birmingham and through to Leeds and should be up and could be operating from 2030.
With shorter train journeys, bigger economic growth and improved connectivity to businesses, it could be a great opportunity for either city. Nottingham City Council have said the line will bring many more prospects to their city.
“if this happens at Toton Station. It won’t all be about growth in London and the South, it’ll be great for the East Midlands.” -Nottingham City Council.
In Nottingham the councils are calling for residents to give their views on the HS2 rail at the consultation this week. Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry hopes to hear different opinions at the meeting she said, “We want real community involvement and we want opinions and honesty.We want everyone to be involved to say what they want for their future and generations to come.”
The consultation for the HS2 in Nottingham will end this Friday.