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10.07.15

Government answering a different question on HS2

Source: Les F

The government reveals its weakness by answering a question different from the one asked by their lordships. 

New tracks will almost certainly be needed northwards from London but we all know that HS2 is not the answer. It offers connection to London for a few cities while damaging the existing network. 

It costs too much because of excessive tunnelling and by trying to go both sides of the Pennines. It offers nothing towards UK's committed 80% reduction in CO2 emissions. It's a joke, and the sooner the government realise the game is up for HS2, the sooner we can go back to square one and design something actually worth building. 

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