More HS2 airport capacity planned as part of latest phase of development

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More HS2 airport capacity planned as part of latest phase of development

Additional capacity at Manchester Airport is among the most recent proposals to improve connections between the high-speed rail and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

HS2 Ltd has launched a public consultation on plans to increase the number of HS2 platforms to be built at Manchester Airport from two to four and at Manchester Piccadilly from four to six.

The consultation also considered adding an additional Metrolink stop at the airport.

It was launched on the recommendation of the government-commissioned Oakervee Review, which recommended that the development of HS2 be better integrated with other systems.

Northern Powerhouse Rail is a project to improve rail links across the Pennines.

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson said, “HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail are an integral part of this country’s future rail network, vital to improving connections between our largest cities and regions, promoting jobs and stimulating economic growth while rebuilding better Meaning is.

“This consultation will ensure that passengers and businesses have a say in delivering a rail network that suits their needs and enabling better travel across the Midlands and the North as soon as possible.”

Leonie Dubois, Head of Consultation and Engagement at HS2, said: “Our recent consultation shows that we are one step closer to expanding the UK’s new Crewe-Manchester railway line, improving connections to the north and the vision of cleaner, greener transport realize network.

“The local communities play an important role in informing about the final design of the railroad and I encourage them to take the time to respond to these suggestions.”

The public consultation is expected to be completed in December.

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