Union welcome for High Speed Two

10 January 2012

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has welcomed today’s decisions on High Speed Two.

‘The decision to press ahead with HS2 has always seemed obvious to me,’ he says. ‘The ‘green option’ alone makes a challenging case for High Speed Two – quite apart from its boosting the economy, offering business advantages and having innate social benefits.

‘Expanding and speeding our railway network offers immediate reductions to polluting road and internal air traffic. That is why ASLEF urges speedy confirmation not only of the High Speed link to the Midlands - but also of an extension of the high-speed track to Scotland.’

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