'Forget Toton for HS2, put station at airport instead'
THE East Midlands station for the new High Speed Two rail route should be at the region's airport, Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills has said.
Government plans see the route for the 225mph trains run near Derby and Nottingham, with a station planned for Toton Sidings.
Derby City Council's Labour leader Paul Bayliss has said the authority will fight to have the station in the city as this is where he says it would have the most economic value.
But Tory opposition leader Philip Hickson said the suggestion was "absurd" and that such a route would see some of the city's better housing demolished.
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Tory MP Mr Mills has said he believes putting a line through Derby would be difficult and that a new East Midlands Airport station would be a better idea than Toton.
At present, the Government is planning to put the route under the airport using a tunnel.
Mr Mills said: "Why do that when you could just put the station there? Connectivity by road from the airport is already good."