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High-Speed Train Set To Go Through Barnsley

Monday January 28 2013

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?

If you're wanting to find out more, click here to visit its website.

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Reply Posted by Sam S on Monday January 28 2013 at 10:42
Sounds totes amaze!

Reply Posted by Sam on Monday January 28 2013 at 10:50
They don't have a clue where to spend the money. There are businesses going into administration, people loosing their jobs. The benefit system is not benefiting anymore, people finding it hard to keep the roof over their heads and they millions of pounds on a fast train that no one can afford to use because there is no jobs to get the income to use the train. They need to sort out the priorities better,

Reply Posted by Not Sam on Thursday January 31 2013 at 17:32

Your post is a little naive I feel. The point of this is to strengthen the UK's logistics network, enabling more business to commute quicker and 'normal' people to also be able to get jobs in localities perhaps currently out of reach.

"There is no jobs" is not a reason to progress. The UK has to build and manufacture itself out of this recession: that is it has to sell not only inside the country but externally too to foreign bodies.

The country is in a bad way, no question, but if you're to get water to the poor, you need a way to get there.

Also, this kind of thing sets up Britain as a stronger 'brand' - the UK is buzzing from the summer last year; Olympics, Jubilee and everything else positive that helped the UK tourism economy.

"The is no jobs" doesn't cut it - look at the stats for Barnsley released this week - there are jobs and this kind of investment helps to secure even more.

Not saying I agree with the proposed route because I have family that will be affected too, but if we look at this pragmatically then it has to be a good thing.

Would we be able to live without the M1, M62 or M18? These are all projects that faced a similar issue at their time.

Best regards.

Reply Posted by Steve V. on Monday January 28 2013 at 11:02
Can't come soon enough. Just got to convince the Tory Nimby's that it's needed for the good of all the country.

Reply Posted by emma on Monday January 28 2013 at 11:59
well said sam!!!!! I totally agree.... this bedroom tax as well... ppl pay rent and now extra for bedrooms... so the money they make from that is going where????

Reply Posted by Wendy on Monday January 28 2013 at 12:37
Doesn't actually say its going to stop in Barnsley, will we even be able to use it here??

Reply Posted by mr wightmania on Monday January 28 2013 at 14:14
Route goes east of birdwell to cudworth between royston and shafton. Plans on www.gov.uk. Search hs2

Reply Posted by Brian J on Monday January 28 2013 at 14:34
Do you really think it is going to stop??? Not a chance. They will rip up the town to build it, It wont stop and it wont even be running until 2032. Enjoy.

Reply Posted by Mick on Monday January 28 2013 at 14:58
I didn't realise until today that this is a totally new line. I had assumed it would mean upgrading existing routes. If the final decision (in 2014) is exactly as proposed today it will pass directly under my house in a tunnel about 30 metres underground. The nearest station will be a new terminal near meadowhall and the journey time to London will be 1hr 10minutes. Don't get excited though, the 1st trains will run in 2032.

Reply Posted by Ged on Monday January 28 2013 at 18:26
It looks like it's the old Wombwell - Darfield - Cudworth - Royston line. Hope we're all still here to see 'em fly past.

Reply Posted by Andy Smith on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 00:17
Great a super fast train commingle this way (MEADOWHALL) but no doubt tickets will cost a fortune tilling it out for most of us.

Reply Posted by Katie Hoyland on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 08:05
OH NO! Beautiful Hoyland will be destroyed what for? oh yes to knock off 30 min travel time to the capital... HOW STUPID! what a waste of money... the current train line curves around Hoyland for a good reason.... Its a HILL! They are planning to put a tunnel through the hill that couldn't be mined in the 70's and 80's for risk of subsidence... how safe we gonna be eh? NOT FAIR!

Reply Posted by observer on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 11:06
steve v. and otheres. do you realise the implications of this?..as if the south are going to share anything with us?..and there are peoples homes to be considered. they are going to knock them down regardlesss. it is a sheer waste of taxpayers money.

Reply Posted by king louis on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 12:40
it will save 9 minutes on a journey to Birmingham if you sit near a door and jump off the second it arrives but most people will get up normally and queue to get off so they will only save 4-6 minutes...that alone makes £32billion seem totally worthwhile

Reply Posted by carl on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 13:59
32 BILLION POUNDS THATS HALF OF THE NATIONAL DEBT spend the money on cutting that in half and laeve our homes and gardens alone ??

Reply Posted by Diane on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 12:48
The implications are it cuts right through my village and under my house. Thanks a lot.

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 13:54
the whole thing is a total waste of "our" taxpayers money. has anyone ever heard of aeroplanes? they fly all over the country and are very quick. but regardless of that, who exactly "needs" to get to london any quicker, and more to the point, who, in twenty years time is going to need to get there by train, in an hour or so? its complete rubbish. we don't need it. we don't want it, and i certainly don't want to pay for it!!!

Reply Posted by carl on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 13:54
i think the new hst is a bad idea the trains we have already got are to expensive and in need of investment this new train isnt for the benifit of barnsley folk its for the rich that work in london ??? does this mean that mps wont ge claiming xpenses for a second homes as london will only be an hour away ?does it bloody hell it wont save us one penny i can get a plan to most places in europe for less than a train ticket to london return

Reply Posted by iam a pleb on Tuesday January 29 2013 at 19:30
how much in back handers for the boys

Reply Posted by maggie may on Thursday January 31 2013 at 15:21
well said carl lets pay off some of this countrys debt. although i have to say,if and i use the word if lightly, it is going to produce the amount of jobs the government are claiming then isnt this exactly what anti benefit claiments want, jobs for people who are claiming. if its going to take 30 yrs to complete then isnt that 30 yrs of employment for benefit claiments we cant have it both ways,we either create jobs for the unemployed or we protest at things that create these jobs.and can i say just for the record although it wont affect me personally i am against this project because of the people it will affect

Reply Posted by Ronald Noble on Wednesday August 31 2016 at 08:20
Please do you have the planned route for the new high speed train going though Barnsley.
R Noble