Listen again to our documentary here....
The Government has announced the next stage of the high speed railway through the Midlands. The line will travel through the area at speeds of up to 250 mph.
We have been finding out what the project means for our communities and the tax payer.
Listen to our documentary on the issue - originally broadcast Friday 8th February 2013.
Find out more about Britain's high speed rail plans here: http://www.hs2.org.uk/phase-two
For more on the campaign against high speed rail - head here: http://stophs2.org/