Chamber welcomes the decision to progress with HS2 project.
Jonathan Walker, assistant director of policy, North East England Chamber of Commerce welcomed the decision. He said: “We have campaigned for HS2 to be approved and delivered as our members urgently need fast and reliable connections to their customers around the region and the rest of the country. The decision to progress this substantial rail project is great news for the North East. Any review of the later phases must be used to ensure HS2, Northern Powerhouse Rail and East Coast Mainline are integrated properly, rather than as seen as a chance for further delays.”