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Manchester Presents how HS2 could be the catalyst for Regions's growth

Business leaders and senior politicians gathered last week in Manchester to hear how the introduction of Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2 could result in the creation of up to 40,000 new jobs, 13,000 new homes and almost a million square metres of commercial space.

The strategy, being referred to as ‘The stops are just the start’, details how HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) will deliver new jobs, new homes and new opportunities for Greater Manchester at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.

Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry was in Manchester for the launch of the region’s ambitions for high-speed rail which attempted to highlight the untapped growth potential within the north of England. It also stresses the importance for Manchester Piccadilly to 'build it once and build it right' – maximising benefits and minimising disruption by turning the station, and a new station at Manchester Airport, into true integrated transport hubs that link international, national, regional and local services.

Commenting on the launch, Berry said: Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse minister, said: “This government is spending more than any other in history – over £13billion – to upgrade the transport network across the Northern Powerhouse. The HS2 Growth Strategy highlights the extensive opportunities and benefits that HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail will bring to the region. We very much welcome its ambition and look forward to today marking the start of an ongoing collaborative relationship, as we work together to develop a bold Northern Powerhouse transport vision that benefits passengers, drives regeneration, and gives value to taxpayers.”

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