Monthly Archives: October 2012

Service cut claims from HS2 opponents just don’t stack up

Rail analyst William Barter posted early in September on the Go-HS2 blog outlining his concerns about alternatives proposed by HS2 opponents. HS2 opponents HS2AA responded on September 24 with a rebuttal on their blog. Unfortunately HS2AA didn’t go into any … Continue reading

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HS2 is key to boosting economic performance in our regions

Rail passenger figures pointed to end of double-dip recession — and need for HS2 to reduce London’s economic dominance Railnews editorial director Alan Marshall takes a timely look at HS2 and our regions SO, technically, one of Britain’s worst double-dip … Continue reading

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Transport transformation – what might the future be? – part 2

HS2 is part of the transport transformation — What might the future be? Railnews editorial director Alan Marshall concludes his two-part post examining the future for transport in the UK. THE Confederation of British Industry has proposed that road charging … Continue reading

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HS2 – Is there a transport transformation ahead? – part one

HS2 is part of a significant transformation in transport policy Railnews editorial director Alan Marshall takes a two-part look at some interesting trends in the transport sector and what the future may hold for transport in the UK THERE were two … Continue reading

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It’s time to accept HS2 scheme, says county transport chief

HS2 comments are ‘watershed moment’ Staffordshire County Council has told the Express & Star newspaper that the Transport Secretary’s recent comments on HS2 mark a ‘watershed moment’ -adding that the time is right to accept it will go ahead. Transport … Continue reading

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Centro welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment on HS2

HS2 commitment is welcomed A commitment by the Prime Minister and his Transport Secretary to press ahead with the HS2 high speed rail link was today welcomed by Centro, the region’s transport authority. The unstinting support for HS2 expressed by … Continue reading

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The shortcomings of the 51M ‘alternative’ to HS2

No evidence to back up HS2 critics’ claims Rail operations and planning consultant William Barter explained the shortcomings of the 51M alternative to HS2 in previous posts – Part one and Part Two.  HS2 opponents HS2AA responded by criticising the … Continue reading

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