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Why should opponents criticise a college to develop engineering skills?

The following piece is a guest post written by Alan Marshall and first published on the Railnews blog here. IT is truly astonishing the lengths that some HS2 opponents will go to find fault with the project — including, it now … Continue reading

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HS2 Letters to the editor – looking at those economic arguments

In a letter to the Kenilworth Weekly News Railnews’s editorial director Alan Marshall looks at the economic debate surrounding HS2. In his comments on HS2 forecasts, Peter Shiels (KWN, 22 November) prays in aid the views of economists such as … Continue reading

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HS2 is the best solution despite claims of alternatives, argues Alan Marshall

The latest post is a piece from rail journalist Alan Marshall examining the claims from opponents that upgrading existing infrastructure is better than building HS2 HENRY Overman, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics — who declares that … Continue reading

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Rail passenger journeys rise again

Railnews’ editor Alan Marshall examines the latest passenger figures….. Pressure on rail capacity continues — as annual passenger count sets 1.5 billion record THE day before the High Court ruling that means planning for HS2 can proceed while consultation on … Continue reading

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West Coast Main Line disruption stresses need for HS2 – part two

The second part of Alan Marshall’s two-part post on the West Coast Main Line and why HS2 is needed…. OHLE is nearly 50 years old — on a railway that was built 175 years ago We must wait to learn … Continue reading

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West Coast Main Line disruption stresses need for HS2 – part one

Railnews’ editorial director Alan Marshall argues the latest disruption on the West Coast Main Line has stressed the need for HS2 once more…… IT was another hugely frustrating weekend for travellers on Europe’s busiest trunk railway line — England’s West … Continue reading

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Cheryl Gillan’s opposition to HS2 is off the rails

HS2 attack was incorrect Alan Marshall responds to Cheryl Gillan’s criticism of HS2…… Cheryl Gillan’s rant in the Sunday Telegraph is quite without justification — and factually incorrect. She claims HS2 is a “Labour-initiated folly.”  But she should know better! … Continue reading

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