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Manchester will be 'best place to live in the country’ once HS2 is built - but only if it's done properly, Mayor says

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Manchester could be ‘the best place to live in the country’ once HS2 has been completed — so long as it’s done in the right way, the Mayor has said.

Currently, leaders in Manchester — and across the North — are locked in a disagreement with the government over how it is best for the high-speed railway to connect the second city with the rest of the country.

The latest row has come about after Ministers said they could not afford to build the promised underground Piccadilly HS2 station, which would instead be replaced by an overground terminus, with trains being brought in on unsightly concrete stilts .

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