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Campaign grows to switch the building of HS2 station to Sheffield city

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No change of train will be required.

Sheffield will be served by HS2 trains all the way and track from Clay Cross

south.Now that the decision has been made, the unhappiness needs to be fixed on the potential that can be extracted.

 

Sheffield will get a nearly new station. Already in the planning to cope with electrification and new traffic it will now have to cope with two longer platforms for terminating trains.

A new layout will be required at Sheffield station and the section of track between Dore and Sheffield will need trebling/doubling.

This will benefit all users.

Chesterfield station will get some/all of the HS2 services. Better parking and access at will make it an option for residents.

 

Now its up to us to pressure the decision makers to get what we want and not let it slide off the agenda.

 

---------- Post added 17-07-2017 at 16:57 ----------

 

Yes, its to be sited east of Leeds.

 

Annie where are you getting all your info from? Can't find a thing on the internet.

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The proposed routes were published last year, they've now just confirmed the route they intend to take

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Massive, massive waste of time, money and resources. One can but hope the whole pointless, soul destroying project is scrapped by a future government that has some sense.

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The government's preferred routes for the HS2 high speed railway north of Birmingham have been confirmed.

 

The eastern route to Leeds will run east of Sheffield, with some trains going into the city on existing lines.

 

Just confirmed.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40635299

 

So as expected Sheffield really wont get HS2 but Leeds does. Sheffield will just get a few HS2 trains diverted via a link line which will then run at normal speed.

The Tories really hate this city.

 

 

It would have been much better for the Northern cities to have been linked together properly.

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Apparently it will go to Meadowhall official announcement Monday.

 

Or maybe not.

 

---------- Post added 17-07-2017 at 17:35 ----------

 

Confirmed. Sheffield loses its HS2 :-(

 

Or maybe not.

 

How is it possible for someone to be 100% wrong when the facts are in front of them?

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Just like brexit, believe it when you see it. With costs set to triple a future government will step in after Manchester is done then the route to Leeds will be via Manchester

Why would they make the journey to Leeds an extra 45 miles? The route will be what was mooted last December.

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Why would they make the journey to Leeds an extra 45 miles? The route will be what was mooted last December.

 

I'm guessing he means the route past Sheffield will be cancelled and the route to Manchester will instead carry on to Leeds.

 

Won't happen.

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Hurray!!!!!!!!!

 

HS2 goes to the city centre :hihi:

 

Roll on the property price premium for nearby properties to the station.

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Massive, massive waste of time, money and resources. One can but hope the whole pointless, soul destroying project is scrapped by a future government that has some sense.

 

what was a waste of money was the scrapping of the GCR. If that was still running we wouldn't need to build a new route because our existing one was full.

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Hurray!!!!!!!!!

 

HS2 goes to the city centre :hihi:

 

Roll on the property price premium for nearby properties to the station.

 

Excellent news, come off the mainline near Chesterfield and follow thomas the tank engine to Sheffield, in the meantime the busy trains will have got to Leeds.

Own goal or what?

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Hurray!!!!!!!!!

 

HS2 goes to the city centre :hihi:

 

Roll on the property price premium for nearby properties to the station.

 

which perhaps the council own some?? Would that be why this was their preferred option?

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Massive, massive waste of time, money and resources. One can but hope the whole pointless, soul destroying project is scrapped by a future government that has some sense.

 

Can't see it happening. It is going to get to a point where once you have spent enough on it, that it will cost more in terms of benefit loss not to complete it.

 

This is exactly what happened with the Trident submarines replacement. Billions were already spent before the final parliamentary vote. Too much was already invested in it that they just need to finish it.

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