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Cameron backs rail line across northern England

Published Mon, Oct 27, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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UK Prime Minister David Cameron gave his support to a proposal for a high-speed rail line, referred to as HS3, across northern England after it was mooted in a report on HS2, the planned link from London to the north.

Mr Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said that they backed a "Crossrail for the north" linking Manchester and Leeds as a crucial piece in the drive to rebalance the British economy and create a "northern powerhouse" for business and economic development. The proposal is included in a report published on Sunday by David Higgins, chairman of High Speed 2 Ltd, which is building the line to the north.

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