11 February 2021
The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the national trade body for rail suppliers, has welcomed that Royal Assent has been granted for the HS2 route from the West Midlands to Crewe.
Darren Caplan, Chief Executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), said: “This is great news, not just of course for the railway industry but also for the UK, its long term connectivity and economy. It is another step towards transforming the rail network, unleashing jobs, investment and economic growth around the country at such an important time, whilst ensuring we have capacity for the future. The railway industry is already delivering on this scheme, and it looks forward to working with Government, HS2 Ltd, and other partners, in the months and years ahead, to enable the project to be delivered effectively and efficiently.
“Now let’s get on with the Eastern leg too, to deliver the full network and the maximum benefits which the entire HS2 scheme provides.