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Christ Stokes Column - Perhaps now is the time for North Wales and Chester to join the HS2 network?

Publication of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and the Midlands, originally scheduled for early this year, now finally seems to be imminent. A month or so ago, it was anticipated that it would be announced at the same time as the Comprehensive Spending Review on 27th October, then the expected date briefly moved forward, but has now slipped back to mid-November, amidst rumours that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were arguing about the scope, with the Prime Minster wanting greater ambition, hence higher spending. Surely, all will at long last be revealed in the next few weeks?

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021

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  • Christ Stokes Column - Perhaps now is the time for North Wales and Chester to join the HS2 network?Publication of the Integrated Rail Plan for the North and the Midlands, originally scheduled for early this year, now finally seems to be imminent. A month or so ago, it was anticipated that it would be announced at the same time as the Comprehensive Spending Review on 27th October, then the expected date briefly moved forward, but has now slipped back to mid-November, amidst rumours that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were arguing about the scope, with the Prime Minster wanting greater ambition, hence higher spending. Surely, all will at long last be revealed in the next few weeks?

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