High Speed 2 line will not be built in its entirety?

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High Speed 2 line will not be built in its entirety?

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NEWSPAPER reports published on November 14 claim that Britain’s long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) will suggest that the new High Speed 2 line will not be built in its entirety.

The Sunday Times reported that the British government plans to axe the line from Lichfield – Leeds via the East Midlands, which is around 160km, and instead build two shorter sections between Leeds and Sheffield and Birmingham – East Midlands Parkway (16km south of Nottingham). This would leave a gap between the two new HSR lines of around 80km.

The Mail on Sunday reports that Leeds will receive a light rail system instead of the direct HS2 line.
Source: https://www.railjournal.com/infrastruct ... -projects/ Accessed 2021-11-15
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