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HS3 about 'improving connectivity'

Plans for a high-speed "HS3" rail link in the north of England have moved a step closer after a report by the boss of the HS2 scheme, Sir David Higgins.

Journey times from Manchester to Leeds could be cut from 48 to 26 minutes.

However, speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Sir David said the benefits of HS3 were more about "improving connectivity" than reducing journey times.

  • 27 Oct 2014
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