Stop HS2 Now!

62399036_peter_cranie_high1Peter Cranie, the North West Green Party’s European election candidate,said: “High Speed 2 is not, as Sir David Higgins has suggested, “vital for the future of the country”. It should be described for what it is, a £50 billion railway to get business travellers to London a little bit quicker. It won’t improve our bus services and it won’t connect up our local rail networks. We need support for sustainable travel and a sustainable economy in the North West, not unsustainable spending to help funnel more money down to London.”

“The Greens want efficient, reliable, affordable and integrated public transport here in the North West. Investing in regional transport would ensure that more people would be able to travel on public transport, reducing carbon emissions, air pollution and congestion. It’s a shame that the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems seem convinced that HS2 must happen. This is a real “white elephant” project which must be stopped.”