Stone residents call for HS2 to re-site proposed railhead to Aldersey’s Rough

The Stone Railhead Crisis Group (SRCG) has drawn up plans for an alternative railhead to be constructed at land named Aldersey’s Rough, close to the villages of Madeley and Keele.

It comes as HS2 is consulting residents in Stone over plans to build a railhead on land off Yarnfield Lane, as part of the wider high speed rail plans.

HS2 Ltd announced plans for the railhead – which would serve as a compound for all railway systems and installation works – as part of a ‘design refinement’ to the route between Birmingham and Crewe. It would later become a permanent maintenance depot for HS2.

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