This latest report from Greengauge 21 sets out the opportunity to serve both Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford with a regular direct HS2 service, while protecting the wide set of benefits from accelerated development of the route to Crewe proposed by Sir David Higgins earlier this year.
The report shows how the preferred HS2 route to Crewe can bring significant benefits to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. It is not necessary to discard the preferred route for HS2 to Crewe for Stoke on Trent and Stafford to be provided with an hourly and possibly half hourly HS2 service to London. The scope to regenerate Stoke-on-Trent – and for Stoke to act as a transport hub – will be just as strong as in other cities served by HS2.
Access the full report here: Staffordshire a key HS2 beneficiary