The Hitman firmly on Cheshire’s HS2 bandwagon

MUSICAL impresario Pete Waterman, the producer behind Rick Astley and Kylie Minogue amongst others, is now banging the drum to bring High Speed 2 to the region, and Crewe in particular.

Now a member of the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership, Mr Waterman, nicknamed The Hitman, is passionate about the positive economic benefits the £50bn HS2 project will bring this region.

In an interview for’s Cheshire & Warrington supplement – which can be downloaded here for free – Mr Waterman argues that HS2 is crucial for both speed and connectivity.

He argues that it will be a catalyst for the regeneration of Crewe: “”To me it is very simple: Crewe is the gateway to the North West – the junction for mid Wales, North Wales, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke – no other place does that.

“I’ve been on the HS2 bandwagon for five years, there was never a question of it not coming here to me. But the decision will be based on fact – that is our campaign.

“Crewe has been due a re-jig since the 1960s and has never been dealt with. HS2 gives the ability to modernise.” 

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