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High speed delays to continue

Rail minister Tom Harris' intention 'not to be forced into any decision' on high speed rail until he is sure to be right seems to suggest a philosophy which will see out several generations of ministers while avoiding the tedium of taking action.
In the meantime, existing examples of high speed rail proving its effectiveness are being built and extended across Europe, China etcetera. Presumably they are not deemed to be relevant even though they surely prove that the equivalent of a four hour train journey from London to Manchester is no longer an acceptable option except in the UK.

 Stefan Tietz, tietz_chelsea@btinternet.com

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