Shropshire Star

Village campaigners against HS2 and construction traffic are watching updates with interest

The future of the HS2 rail line north of Birmingham and whether it will ever be built is being watched carefully by people living in a village which could see years of construction traffic to build it.

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An artist's impression of HS2

Woore Parish Council on the Shropshire /Staffordshire border has been campaigning against the high speed train line for years because of the disruption it will have on the village and surrounding road network.

Now the political debate on whether the build costs are simply too high for the line linking London to the North to be extended is being monitored by councillors.

At the weekend the Government said it would not commit to carry on the line past Birmingham and Labour has said the plans will have to be reviewed before it will give any decision if it wins a future election.