HS2 - "High Speed Rail: Creating Sustainable Transport and Jobs?" On Monday 28th March Birmingham Friends of the Earth and Sustainability West Midlands held a public debate. The event was held at the Banqueting Suite, Birmingham City Council House.

The meeting debates whether the new line will benefit the West Midlands economically and environmentally and look at sustainable transport more generally .

The debate was chaired by Radio 5 and Radio WM presenter Adrian Goldberg, with a panel including:

Jim Steer, Director of Greengauge 21
Martin Dyer, vice-chair of the West Midlands Business Transport Group
Christian Wolmar, railway journalist and commentator
Michael Geddes, Associate Professor at the Warwick Business School

This video is unedited and features the entire debate. Enjoy!

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