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High-speed rail: The economic argument for and against

The Government says a new high-speed rail link between London, Leeds and Manchester will be an "engine for growth" and will create thousands of jobs.

The line will not be complete for another two decades.

The government is still under pressure over some of its more immediate investment plans.

The BBC's Hugh Pym looks at the economic arguments for and against the proposals.

  • 28 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK
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