Manchester travellers’ thoughts on new overground HS2 train station at Manchester Piccadilly

We asked the people of Manchester for their views on plans for a new station to be built at Piccadilly as part of the high-speed network.
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Under government plans, a new station at Piccadilly is due to be built overground as part of the high-speed network.

However, the overground station plan has attracted a number of criticisms from local politicians, including Andy Burnham.

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The Mayor of Greater Manchester added his voice to calls to put Manchester’s new HS2 train station underground to maximise the economic potential and deliver for the North.

He said: “We remain committed to working with the Government to bring HS2 to our city-region. But we remain of the view that this is the wrong plan, both for Greater Manchester and for the North as a whole.

Architects and infrastructure specialists Weston Williamson + Partners have already prepared plans for an underground hub for Manchester Piccadilly, which they say would also bring further benefits to the city in terms of public space and regeneration opportunities.

But what do the people of Manchester think? We took to the streets to ask train travellers’ views.

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