Sheffield Chamber of Commerce has given a broad welcome to the decision to bring HS2 to Sheffield’s central train station. Executive director Richard Wright told Sheffield Live! that it was vital that HS2 be integrated with the existing rail network and Transport for the North, originally called HS3. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Since the publication of plans for HS2, the high speed rail line, it has emerged that one of the options to connect Sheffield runs through the Parklands Riding School in the village of Aston. Sheffield commuters are still waiting for confirmation as to which Sheffield station will be chosen with many locals hoping that trains will come Sheffield Central station or to Meadowhall, but an alternative route to the east of the city is thought to be preferred by the HS2 team. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Richard Samson, director of Parklands Riding School.