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HS2 London to Midlands rail plan backed by Pete Waterman

24 January 2013 Last updated at 11:46 GMT

The HS2 rail line will end the 'north-south divide' in Britain, claims rail enthusiast Pete Waterman as he recalls how a previous upgrade made it possible for him to get from the Midlands to London in less than an hour.

If the project goes ahead a new line from London Euston to Birmingham Curzon Street will open around 2025, before being extended to Leeds and Manchester, and possibly Glasgow and Edinburgh. Mr Waterman calls for a stop in Crewe.

Studio debate: Peter Waterman, Martin Tett, Grant Shapps and Caroline Flint

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