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HS2 stations: Farrell reveals Crewe mega hub plans

Plans by Terry Farrell to transform Crewe station into a new interchange for High Speed 2 have been revealed

The project is part of the government’s preferred route for the £32.7 billion network north of Birmingham which includes new stations at Leeds, Sheffield Meadowhall, Machester and the East Midlands.

Farrell has proposed creating a new hub for hi-tech industries with the potential to kickstart 20,000 jobs and 5,000 homes.

The 340 km-long Y-shaped HS2 extension includes five new stations and is planned to complete by 2033.

In Leeds, there are three options for the new station. The terminus could either be located at Leeds Station North or on the south bank at Sovereign Street South or New Lane (pictured below).

The preferred route will serve Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Crewe and the East Midlands. It is expected the next phase will extend the network to Scotland.

Criticism has already been raised over plans to locate Sheffield’s station at Meadowhall shopping centre on the outskirts rather than in the city centre. An alternative option would be to locate the station at Sheffield Victoria in the north of the city.

A new East Midlands hub is also planned to serve Nottingham and Derby.

Leeds HS2 station option three: New Lane

Leeds HS2 station option three: New Lane

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