“There, Re-Routing Through Sheffield Should Save A Bob Or Two!”
Illustration by Steve Spencer
HS2 Ltd, the company behind the controversial £55.7bn high-speed railway, has been criticised by some South Yorkshire politicians for taking the line through Meadowhall and not Sheffield itself.
HS2 said this could cost an extra £680m, but the leader of Sheffield Council, councillor Julie Dore (Drawn Above), has come up with a proposal that will save the taxpayers money in the long term. Under a future HS3 scheme plans to create a spur from Meadowhall to Sheffield would cost around £600m. By running HS2 through Sheffield instead of Meadowhall would make that extra spending unnecessary.