The HS2 East region includes more varied and beautiful countryside, and more National Parks, historic sites and visitor attractions than any other in Britain.
The Peak District, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines, not to mention a spectacular coastline, have been the inspiration for countless writers and poets and attract visitors from around the world. For many, accessing these places of beauty is not easy. But with HS2, and the travelling speed and connectivity it will offer, our region’s natural resources will bring in even more tourists and add to what is already a very important industry.
HS2 will have a positive impact. Our countryside, historic towns and cities will be even more closely connected, not only by HS2, but also by the improved local transport infrastructure that will come with it. And while some may travel to enjoy high culture and history, others will find themselves more able than ever to access the shopping streets of our major cities and contribute to a highly important and growing retail sector.