Campaigners for an extension of High Speed 2 to Liverpool are to step up their fight.
The 20 Miles More body will attend all the autumn’s major party conferences as it bids to secure a commitment for the Merseyside link.
MPs this week voted in favour of the hybrid Bill for phase one of HS2, between London and Birmingham, allowing it to pass its second reading in the Commons.
Andrew Morris, chair of 20 Miles More, said: “The vote means that HS2 will now become a reality. It is vital that Liverpool does not miss out on the opportunity to benefit from this massive investment.
“We are the biggest English city not on the HS2 network and the absence of a link would be extremely damaging to our business competitiveness and the future success of projects like the Liverpool 2 port expansion.”
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