Details of the next phase of the £32bn HS2 high-speed rail network have been unveiled by the government.
The preferred route of phase two running northwards from Birmingham will have five stops at: Manchester; Manchester Airport; Toton in the East Midlands; Sheffield; and Leeds.
Chancellor George Osborne said it was "the engine for growth in the north and the midlands of this country".
Phase one's London-Birmingham link has faced considerable opposition.
Good Luck to the next phase.