The HS2 station at Manchester Airport will improve the airport’s accessibility and capitalise on the opportunity of the investment programme at Terminal 2.
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Manchester Airport is the UK’s principal international gateway outside of London, with over 70 airlines operating to over 200 destinations worldwide. By 2016, over 25m passenger journeys were made through the airport and this figure is set to increase. The airport is estimated to contribute over £950m to the economy each year, and helps directly sustain over 300 businesses and support 22,000 people who are employed directly on site. This is supported by the £1bn Transformation Programme currently being undertaken at the Airport.
New high speed rail services to the airport, creating a fully integrated high quality transport hub, will mean that more people and businesses will find it easier and quicker to connect across the Northern region and globally. With the development of the new station, there is also an opportunity to create a brand new centre that both respects the natural setting and creates a new diverse neighbourhood with homes, offices and hotels. We also expect to create an estimated 20,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.