0 Have your say From: Christine Daker, Abelton Grove, Haxby, York. I FEEL compelled to put pen to paper in response to the article printed in your newspaper written by rail enthusiast and record producer Pete Waterman (The Yorkshire Post, February 2).Pete Waterman: Why I’m backing HS2 to unleash true potential of Yorkshire Mr Waterman waxes lyrical about the benefits that HS2 will bring to the people of Doncaster, all of which would be wonderful but for one significant point… there are no plans for HS2 to stop in Doncaster. For anyone to be able to access HS2 they would have to travel to Sheffield to use the one HS2 train per hour to London.This, in itself, will take around 85/86 minutes and I fail to see why anyone would choose to do this when they already have up to six trains per hour actually from Doncaster itself to London.During the construction of HS2 people of Doncaster and surrounding area will, however, suffer home and business demolitions, probably losing money in the process, to say nothing of the emotional upheaval to themselves and their families. There will be traffic chaos and the environmental destruction to wildlife, habitat and woodlands will… Read full this story
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