Monday 28 January 2013
HS2 exactly the sort of infrastructure project UK needs
Commenting on today's announcement regarding the second phase of High Speed 2, Peter Bishop, Deputy Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry said:
"HS2 is exactly the sort of large scale infrastructure project that this country needs to encourage growth and to provide much needed capacity as room on the West Coast Mainline runs out. However, we remain of the view that to maximise value and connectivity it should be directly connected to the UK's hub airport and we will continue to press hard to make the case for the route to take in Heathrow."
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
1) The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
2) The LCCI's report looking at making the most of the opportunities of HS2 can be found here.