With the debate still raging, we thought a few HS2 facts were in order.
A few to start:
The total HS2 network will be 330 miles.
The full network would concrete an area the size of Manchester.
Phase 1 of HS2 is predicted to boost 40,000 jobs.
For more HS2 facts, see below.
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