Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the calls by HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins to accelerate the project and kick start the northern section of the plan for high speed rail.
Mr Hanson was responding to the news of a new report to government, called HS2 Plus, calling for the initial part of the project to run from London to Crewe by 2027 instead of merely reaching Birmingham by 2026. Mr Hanson backed the project to deliver benefits for North Wales through its quick links to Crewe and the increase of capacity on the West Coast Mainline which should allow more trains, travelling quicker delivering people to connecting hubs with north Wales.
Mr Hanson MP said:
“Good transport infrastructure is vital for north Wales to succeed and prosper, so I welcome today’s calls to speed up the project and deliver benefits to the north much sooner.
To compete in a global economy we need world class infrastructure, so I hope the government takes on board the report and starts work to ensure North Wales can get the benefits from this policy as soon as possible.”