GetBucks: "Council leaders urge government to protect rail line from HS2" [at Old Oak Common]

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"Leaders of councils representing Bucks have hit out at plans to close a rail line in the county because of HS2.

The HS2 hybrid bill, which lays out the plans for the development of the first phase of HS2, would involve closing the High Wycombe Single Line (HWSL) which links parts of Bucks with London.

"In a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, the leaders of five councils in Bucks say:
"This would ensure that Buckinghamshire residents, who otherwise might be said to be amongst those most negatively affected by the Bill proposals, are able to benefit from the HS2 scheme.”

The HWSL is a route that we consider of great importance to the long-term economic prospects of the communities we represent."

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