Essex: No plans for high speed rail project

No plans for high speed rail project

No plans for high speed rail project

First published in

THE Government has no plans to extend a high speed rail project to Essex, a minister has confirmed.

MP Sir Bob Russell tabled a written question in Parliament, asking if any recent assessment had been made of the economic benefits of extending High Speed Two to Colchester.

The £43billion project will link London with cities including Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, opening in 2026.

In response, transport minister Robert Goodwill confirmed no such assessment has taken place.

Mr Goodwill pointed out Colchester had been awarded £2million for sustainable transport measures as part of a recent South East Local Enterprise Partnership growth deal.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree