Monthly Archives: December 2011

HS2 opponents say the WCML isn’t crowded – who are they kidding?

Opponents of HS2 have taken to claiming there is no problem with crowding on the West Coast Main Line. They even go as far as to claim peak-time trains leaving Euston are half empty. So why does HS2 opponent Jerry … Continue reading

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Capacity is too important to ignore – why our region needs HS2

It’s natural that opponents to HS2 are keen to make capital out of any argument they believe will erode the case for a new High Speed Rail network. However, many have been busy tweeting and blogging that investment would be … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail – The most carbon efficient form of mass transport in the world

High speed rail is playing a crucial role in lowering carbon dioxide emissions, according to European research. High speed rail releases seven times less CO2 than car journeys and around nine times less than flights per passenger kilometre, according to … Continue reading

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We’ve already spent £9bn on existing lines and it hasn’t solved capacity problems

HS2 critics have been busy reporting and re-tweeting the news that Poland has cancelled its High Speed Rail project. The report in Railway Gazette International can be read here. Poland’s main source of funding for rail infrastructure comes from the … 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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