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How HS2 will affect your journey times from Preston

Posted on - 15th November, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Transport
Another view of the refurbished platform at Preston Station
Another view of the refurbished platform at Preston Station

Passengers at Preston station will have the chance to learn more about HS2 as work is underway to cut journey times.

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A team from HS2 Ltd will visit the station on Friday November 16 to speak to passengers about the plans – which will see journeys to London cut by 50 minutes and trips to Birmingham by 46 minutes.

Work is already underway between London and Birmingham and consultation is now underway for the next stage of the programme.

The team will be on hand on Friday to discuss th design plans and the benefits HS2 is expected to have on the region.

Leonie Dubois, HS2’s head of consultation and engagement, said: “HS2 trains are coming to both Preston and Lancaster stations, and Lancashire will reap significant benefits as a result.

“High speed rail will play a crucial role in rebalancing Britain’s economy; improving rail services, driving business growth, stimulating investment and creating jobs.

“We are visiting HS2 station destinations on the West Coast Mainline to talk to people about our plans to serve Preston. We encourage people to come and talk to us to find out more.”

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