HS2 – the great train debate in Solihull – Birmingham Post
Few developments have proven to be as divisive as HS2 – the multi-billion pound transport project on which construction work is finally due to start next year.
Solihull is one of the 25 local authorities through which the London-Birmingham stretch of the rail line will pass and for almost a decade debate has been raging in the borough about whether the scheme is a cause for celebration or despair.
Supporters talk up the economic benefits and the jobs and investment they argue will be drawn to the area surrounding the new Interchange Station, to be built near the NEC.
Opponents remain deeply troubled about the noise and disturbance, the loss of green space and the chaotic scenes they fear will unfold between now and the line opening in 2026. HS2 – the great train debate in Solihull – Birmingham Post