Out 31, 2016
Wigan to London in 1hr 22mins
The arrival of high speed rail will be a "watershed" moment for Wigan and its economy, a new report released today claims.
Detailed in a new
report released today, the borough could be set for "an integrated HS2
station" at Wigan North Western meaning journey times to London would be
cut to 82 minutes.
HS2 would also see an hourly connection to Birmingham taking 35 minutes with the 200mph super-fast route joining the existing West Coast mainline near Golborne. The report - Changing Britain: HS2 taking root - has been produced by nine local authorities to highlight the benefits of the high-speed rail system. It claims the towns and cities to be linked on the routes will benefit long before the first train runs due to pre-emptive investment schemes, such as the borough's Wigan Works and GM spatial framework masterplans.