Will a high-speed rail improve transport links?
Ministers have revealed plans for a new high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham with a possible future extension to northern England and Scotland. Will this improve transport links in the UK?
High-speed trains are expected to arrive and depart from London Euston station with the route of the line passing through the picturesque Chiltern Hills to Birmingham.
The public will be consulted on the proposals but work is unlikely to start until 2017 at the earliest. There are also concerns over the environmental impact on the Chilterns.
Will a high-speed rail help to revive the economy and create jobs? Has the best route been chosen? Do you live or work in the affected region? Are there any other parts of the UK that could also benefit from a high-speed rail link?