A STATION for the High Speed 2 rail line could be built in Barnsley instead of Sheffield.

MP Dan Jarvis was speaking after details for the line showed the link to Leeds would cut across Barnsley, and trains would pass through Hoyland Common, Ardsley, Lundwood, Cudworth and Shafton.

"In terms of locating a HS2 station in Barnsley as opposed to Sheffield Meadowhall, there would clearly be huge economic benefit to Barnsley,'' said Mr Jarvis.

Owen Gleadall, president of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, is also in support. "It would be a huge coup for the town,'' he said. ''It then becomes something other than just Barnsley and instead a town with a high-speed rail terminal." 

Would you like to see this in Barnsley? It's proven to be a huge talking point here and on the WAB Facebook page.