Poynton Town Council have responded to the above consultation. Amongst the Town Council’s concerns are:`

• difficulty accessing this new service for residents that live in areas that do not have a direct rail link to Crewe.
• a risk of services to London and the West Midlands from Manchester, Stockport and Poynton, Stoke and southwards being reduced.
• The proposed development of HS2 could reduce the investment in local rail which is much needed.
• HS2 could divert funding from investment in northern areas which require decent infrastructure.