Business leaders reject HS2 trains

The government should improve existing inter-city and commuter rail services instead of spending billions on the new high speed line (HS2), according to a survey out today from the Institute of Directors (IoD). The study found that 83 per cent of directors see investment in congested roads as important to their business, and 83 per cent want motorway improvements. Seventy-nine per cent want to see existing inter-city services improved. compared with 53 per cent who support the proposed HS2 development.