Hammond: 'We'll win over high-speed rail critics'
26 February 2011 Last updated at 17:14 GMT
The Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, says he believes he can change the opinions of those who oppose England's proposed high-speed rail link.
The government will next week launch a consultation into the proposed link between London and Birmingham but the scheme has attracted fierce opposition from people who live close to its planned route.
Laura Kuenssberg reports.