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TSSA backs Higgins HS2 report

17 March 2014

The rail union backed the conclusions of the Higgins Report on HS2, which calls for the Northern section to be built more quickly.

Speaking from Manchester ahead of the report launch, Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union, said:
"Sir David is absolutely right - we cannot as a country take the slow line to a high speed rail future. We need to make sure that the North benefits as quickly as the Midlands and the South from this huge investment.
"We need to make sure that North does not suffer a lost decade of growth while the South East powers ahead of the rest of the country with the lion's share of the budget. The £50 billion investment must benefit the whole country if it is to help re-balance the economy."


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