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‘Mitigation, not opposition’

‘Mitigation, not opposition’ was the lesson Kent had learned from high speed rail, according to Kent County Council’s principal planner Stephen Gasche. Mr Gasche was reflecting on the authority’s experiences of high speed rail in his address to the Greengauge … Continue reading

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Overcrowding on trains – looking at those figures

Crowded trains The latest figures on overcrowding on trains may not come as a surprise to commuters on Britain’s increasingly busy rail network. Gwyn Topham observed in the Guardian: ‘Three London Midland evening rush-hour trains from Euston to Birmingham on … Continue reading

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HS2 opponents’ Euston capacity claims are misleading

Capacity claims HS2 opponents claimed last week that trains leaving Euston were only half-full. There are Virgin Train services leaving Euston that are 52% occupied, but to suggest this represents all peak-services on the West Coast Main Line is selective … Continue reading

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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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HS2 benefits the regions more than London

Transport chief welcomes report concluding HS2 will benefit the regions more than London A report published today confirming HS2 will bring real economic benefits to the West Midlands has been welcomed by the boss of the region’s transport authority. Centro … Continue reading

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HS2 – Notes from Glasgow

In previous posts we’ve written about the call from Scotland to bring high-speed rail north of the Border. At the high-speed rail summit in Glasgow the wish to build a new route between Edinburgh and Glasgow by 2024 was unveiled. … Continue reading

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London to Birmingham just the first step for HS2, says Scots transport minister

First step for HS2 London to Birmingham is just the first step on the journey for HS2, according to Scottish transport minister Keith Brown. Mr Brown was addressing the second day of the Glasgow high-speed rail summit. Deputy first minister … Continue reading

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