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HS2 will go to Manchester but 'will switch tracks at Birmingham' says Rishi Sunak

High-speed rails will reach Manchester, but will not involve the installation of new tracks, it has been reported.

According to Sky News’ Sophy Ridge, the Prime Minister has said HS2 will go from London to Manchester, but from Birmingham it will run on existing West Coast Mainline tracks.

This means that the new high-speed track will effectively end at Birmingham.

Trains will also now start and terminate at Euston rather than at Old Oak Common in west London, the outlet claimed.

Mr Sunak had previously said he wasn’t going to be forced into “making premature decisions” about HS2 following mounting pressure during the Conservative party conference to provide clarity over the future of the infrastructure project.

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