Former transport minister says eastern leg of HS2 probably won't happen

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According to a former transport minister, the eastern leg of HS2 probably won't happen.

Lord Adonis, who served as transport minister for the Labour government, said he suspected the line from Birmingham to Leeds, through north Leicestershire and Derbyshire and with a station at Toton in Nottinghamshire, will never happen.

It follows years of delays and wrangling over the high-speed track, coupled with spiralling costs reports BusinessLive.

Only this week the HS2 East campaign group wrote to Boris Johnson urging the Government to commit to Phase 2b of the high-speed project.

Work on the western section between London and Birmingham is now underway and is expected to create 22,000

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