HS2 track extension to Leeds scrapped due to promise to convert track

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Andy Bagnall, managing director of the Railway Delivery Group, which represents train operators, said: “Millions of people will benefit from this massive investment in improving connectivity between major cities in the north of England and the Midlands, leaving out key pieces of the puzzle that will inevitably push the leveling agenda of railways to net zero. It will take back the ability to strengthen the path leading up to it.”