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HS2 - Is it worth it?


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#41 JohnM

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

6. it goes to Doncaster

7. The bits I want to go to.



#42 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:36 PM

 Well, not everybody is, even within the industry. I think it's worth doing (phase 1 only!) and not just because it will become the quickest route back North for me ... (GW to Old Oak Interchange, change to a Manchester train, also neatly avoiding 4 hours on a Cross Country Voyager).

ha!

enlightened self interest.

 

one of my concerns is who it is for.


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#43 D9000

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

Lots of people. Travellers from Brum and the North, most obviously. Commuters on the existing lines between Brum and Euston, who will get more trains to occupy the space opened up by taking the fast trains away. Freight operators, ditto. Users of local services between Stafford and Euston, ditto. And then there's the similar benefits to the Midland and EC lines as fast trains from Leeds and Sheff are pathed via HS2 instead. Me, and others like me who will benefit from the new interchange opportunities at Old Oak (to Heathrow, e.g.).

#44 gingerjon

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:17 AM

So now the predicted cost has gone up to £80bn+.

 

This is such a bargain it's not true.


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#45 Wolford6

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

This is a socially-beneficial infrastructure project that we'll struggle to afford. Perhaps we can ask for some foreign aid.


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