Hoggart on HS2

“A Commons committee says the £33bn earmarked for HS2 will be a waste of money. The transport secretary says nonsense, we must compete with other countries. I’m just back from Manchester where a fast Pendolino train arrived on time, but where connections on old, unreliable trains waited for onward journeys. We could link Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, Sunderland and Newcastle with fast, clean, comfortable trains for a fraction of the cost of HS2, and it would do far more for the economy. But I suppose it would neither impress nor interest foreigners.” From Simon Hoggart’s week, Guardian 17 May 2013

About Martin Cassini

Campaign founder and video producer, pursuing traffic system reform to make roads safe, civilised and efficient
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