BORIS Johnson has finally given HS2 the green light after years of delay.
The Prime Minister made the announcement in the Commons, and promised it would give Brits “more time with your family”.
He said: “Today the Cabinet has given high-speed rail the green signal – we are going to get this done.
This country is being held back by its infrastructure.
In the next few weeks this government will be setting out more details of our transport revolution.
We know that efficient transport can clean the air and cut pollution.
We can shorten your commute, and give you more time with your family.
The PM claimed the nation was facing a “historic choice”.
He said: “We can try to get by with the existing route between north and south, condemning the next generation to overcrowding and standing up, or we can make the decision no matter how difficult and controversial that will deliver prosperity to every part of the country”
The 5billion project will also see 1,000 miles of cycle links. In a bid to keep costs to a minimum the PM has stripped the HS2 board of control over the redevelopment of Londons Euston station.
Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald said: HS2 has been appallingly mismanaged.