BARNSLEY Council has today welcomed the government’s announcement of the route of the 250mph 'High Speed 2' to Leeds and the connectivity it will bring for residents, businesses and visitors.

The second phase of the £33bn scheme has been outlined, and the route passes through Barnsley.

The council will be looking at the proposals in detail over the coming months to understand the implications for the borough.

Will you be happy to see this high-speed service in the area?

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