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As host city to the National Railway Museum and home to 1 in 10 of Britain’s rail industry jobs, one of the highest proportions of people employed in the rail industry of any city, York knows a thing or two about rail.

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HS2 will connect York to the East Midlands

and to international services from Birmingham Airport, all in less than 90 minutes.

This will help put York firmly on the map for UK and international investors.

Already a key hub on the UK’s existing rail network, the city is determined to capitalise on the benefits HS2 services will bring.

An integrated high speed hub is central to York’s vision for increasing wages and improving career prospects by attracting and nurturing high value businesses. York’s people have some of the highest skill levels of any northern city. It is home to two universities and world-class research and training facilities, such as the National Agri-food Innovation Campus, Nestlé’s Product Technology Centre and Network Rail’s Workforce Development Centre.