HS2 has refused to publish an internal report on whether plans to build a £300m parkway station in the South Yorkshire countryside is feasible.

Here are my thoughts from an article in the Yorkshire Post:

“I’m still strongly behind a route rethink with Meadowhall as South Yorkshire’s mainline station.

“The worst of all worlds would be the main HS2 running though South Yorkshire without stopping in South Yorkshire. A parkway station is essential to South Yorkshire getting any jobs and business boost, so there’s a powerful public interest in this study and it is plain wrong for HS2 to keep it secret.

“My big concern is this South Yorkshire station study is taking too long and not taking full account of the economic gains for our whole area.”