Nine-year-old boy to appear before parliament to oppose high-speed rail

Nine-year-old boy to appear before parliament to oppose high-speed rail

Alex Rukin, son of manager of anti-HS2 campaign, will tell MPs that rail line will disrupt his sleep

A nine-year-old boy is set to appear before parliament, when he petitions a committee of MPs investigating the case for the HS2 high-speed rail link between London, the Midlands and the north.

Alex Rukin, son of the manager of the Stop HS2 Campaign, will tell the HS2 hybrid bill committee that the new rail line will run over a viaduct opposite his mother’s house in Balsall Common in the West Midlands and will disrupt his sleep, while construction works threaten to affect roads in the area for many years.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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