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West Midlands pressing for direct link from Coventry into HS2

HS2 link Authorities across the West Midlands are pressing for a direct link from Coventry into the planned HS2 Interchange station at Birmingham Airport. Coventry is around eight miles from the forthcoming HS2 station, but a direct link would allow … Continue reading

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Examining the ‘alternative’ to HS2 in the West Midlands – part two

HS2 ‘alternative’ examined The second part of rail analyst William Barter’s post examining 51M’s alternative plans for the West Midlands. But what could happen if a practical timetabler tried to make something of their plans? There are now some crucial … Continue reading

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Examining the 51M ‘alternative’ to HS2 in the West Midlands – part one

HS2: Looking at the ‘alternative’ The 51M alternative to HS2 is examined in the following guest post from rail analyst William Barter. What “alternative” to HS2 in the West Midlands? 51M have presented a diagram said to be an “Illustrative … Continue reading

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HS2 – We need to seize the opportunity to improve Coventry’s connectivity

Last week the Coventry Telegraph reported fears that the city’s rail service would suffer with HS2. You can read this initial report and the follow-up story here. These claims have been made by HS2 opponents before. In fact, we wrote a … Continue reading

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Why we must bring HS2 to the West Midlands

The following article was recently published in House magazine.  High Speed Rail offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revolutionise travel in the UK. We must bring High Speed Rail to the West Midlands if we are to tackle overcrowding on our … Continue reading

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Coventry will not miss out, despite what the critics say

This morning’s headline on the Daily Telegraph website reports the supposed ‘hidden costs’ of HS2 which the Taxpayers’ Alliance has pegged at £28bn. Typically, the evidence isn’t there to back these claims up. We’ve written on a number of occasions that … Continue reading

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