Essential we press on following Supreme Court’s rejection of HS2 challenges

Statement on Supreme Court verdict – January 22, 2014

Centro chief executive, Geoff Inskip, said the Supreme Court’s rejection of challenges against HS2 was excellent news for the West Midlands as high speed rail would deliver jobs and economic growth right across the region.

“The Supreme Court ruling is great news because it is essential we press on and build HS2 without delay to deliver jobs and economic growth to the regions.

“At Centro we are working hard with partners to ensure we have the right infrastructure in place to maximise the economic benefits and bring much-needed capacity on our increasingly crowded railways,” he said.

“Our research concludes that high speed rail will deliver 51,000 jobs and £4.1bn per year benefitting people right across the West Midlands.”

Mr Inskip added: “HS2 will bring fast, direct services but it will also release capacity on our busy and congested existing network for more local, regional and freight services.”

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