HS2 campaign gains ‘new momentum’

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Plans to bring HS2 to part of the Advertiser district are gathering support from the community after councillors took the case for the line to benefit the area’s villages to a public consultation.

Selston county councillor Gail Turner and Pinxton councillor Paul Wilson have led calls for the high speed railway, which will connect the UK’s major cities, to lave a long-lasting positive impact here.

Cllr Wilson said he is campaigning to reopen a nearby mineral line, which served the coal industry, and have stations installed in locations such as Selston and Pinxton

Coun Wilson said: “Gail and I are both supporting this quest to reopen train services on the mineral line.

“It did use to be a passenger line before it was closed by the Beeching Report in the 1960s.

“Pinxton used to have two stations. We are wanting platforms at Pinxton and New Selston and if possible one at either Pye Bridge or Jacksdale.

“It would be great to get this to happen.”

The mineral line joins the Robin Hood Line and the Liverpool to Norwich Line together.