HS2 can be the platform for a Faster North Wales Railway

The seven Conservative MPs across North Wales have welcomed the Government’s confirmation that the HS2 project will proceed.

A spokesperson said:

"Today the Prime Minister reaffirmed this government’s commitment to the delivery of HS2 as part of the levelling up of the regions within the UK.

The economy and life of North Wales are critically dependent upon its East West links – for business, tourism, leisure, international travel, higher education, specialist health care and much more.

Therefore we completely endorse the Prime Minister’s statement that ‘many in the north [are] crying out for better east/west links instead of improved north/south ones.’

It is vital for the development of North Wales that plans for its own faster railway service are now included in the scoping and planning of High Speed North. That starts now by ensuring that the Crewe Hub is configured accordingly within HS2.

We will be pressing Ministers in the Welsh and UK governments for guarantees that this provision will be made.”