Business leaders have demanded that the Government invests in a tram link to the proposed location of a station on the High Speed 2 rail route, warning that the project could fall flat if there is no Derby connection.

But leading city council figures are still hopeful of seeing the HS2 station sited in Derby and said that they would try to find money to help make that possible.

Yesterday, ministers announced that Toton Sidings, near the M1, would be the location for an East Midlands station on HS2, a high speed rail line which is capable of carrying trains travelling at up to 225mph.

But critics in Derby have warned that the project could be an “expensive white elephant” if there is no link to Toton.  To read more of this article please click here

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