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High Speed will end North-South divide

10 January 2012

Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union, today welcomed the go ahead for High Speed 2.

"This £32 billion project will help end the North-South economic divide which has blighted the country for so long as well as create tens of thousands of new jobs over the next 15 years.

"The development of the railways in the 19th century was the backbone of the Industrial Revolution. Let us hope High Speed will provide the catalyst that sparks a manufacturing revival in the Midlands and the North in the 21st century."

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