Fraser Mitchell 10 June 2020

If the government hadn't been so dumb in insisting HS2 had to serve Manchester Airport, (for no discernible traffic benefit), then the M602 land could have been a path for HS2 into central Manchester to a station on the old Manchester Exchange site, and with no tunneling needed at all. The M602 is way too wide for its traffic levels, and could be converted to a single carriageway road, releasing space for HS2.
As it is now planned, an 11 mile tunnel has to be bored to bring HS2 to Piccadilly. Needless expense !!

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