Monthly Archives: April 2012

HS2 – ‘We are underestimating rather than overestimating the demand’

We know that passenger numbers are rising at 6 per cent per year on UK railways and we have the highest numbers of people travelling since the 1920s (we only have half the network we had then), but critics of … Continue reading

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Capacity promised by 51M’s ‘alternative’ to HS2 already being delivered to UK rail network

Rail journalist Alan Marshall argues that many of the capacity benefits contained in the 51M alternative to HS2 will be achieved within the next few years anyway……and without the need to spend money on a grade-separated junction. ‘Project 110’ is … Continue reading

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Fact Check – How much will HS2 cost?

A guest blog from Rail Operations and Planning Consultant William Barter looking at the costs of HS2 and examining a recent Channel 4 post on the matter. Channel 4 News has posted a so-called “fact check” headed “Why the numbers … Continue reading

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