40 miles apart, an hour on the train.
this is crap, HS2 won't help for at least 25 years.
this is crap.
But that's not the point. It isn't for connecting Leeds and Manchester, they're alreaqdy connected, the HS trains will go right into the heart of both those cities, and in both cases slap bang next to the major train station connecting to the surrounding network, the Dales, the Lake District, The Moors, North Wales. It will make a massive difference to travel in the UK. Both for us, but also for visiting tourists, who will be able to get to the north quickly, and easily. Rather than it taking the best part of a day.