A SUMMIT is to be held between government transport bosses and Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson to discuss how to make sure the city benefits from the High Speed 2 rail programme.
The meeting, at the town hall, will see transport minister Patrick McLoughlin and the leaders of other ‘core cities’ look at how the north could benefit from the HS2 scheme, which aims to deliver faster travel times between London and the regions.
Mr McLoughlin said: “I welcome the support of the Core Cities group – including Liverpool - and share their desire to see HS2 delivered as quickly as possible. HS2 is great news for Liverpool as it will significantly cut journey times to London, help create jobs, drive growth and transform connectivity between the North, Midlands and London.
“We have been working closely with Liverpool so that HS2 generates even more opportunities for people and businesses in this great city, Merseyside and the North West.”
Mayor Anderson has consistently advocated the need for HS2 for Liverpool, warning that despite the internet, business people are having to travel further afield to make contacts and face to face meetings were still a must.