Comment on: Complex ground conditions could hike HS2 cost
There are 1000s of miles of high speed rail routes already built throughout the world often in congested countries (Japan etc).
Electrified rail is much to be preferred to oil powered short haul aircraft. So get on with it and ignore the NIMBYs.
John Roe MICE
At the locations where works overran presumably there were 4 tracks. Is it not prudent to only close two at any one time
Comment on: Pothole plague hits M25
Were the potholes at locations where a repair was done the previous night? Have you followed up this item? Where have you published it?
The M25 between J5-7 is to be hard shoulder running. There was a scheme to widen to four lanes but the costs per kilometer proved to be nearly double those of the two stretches north of London, even though the traffic volumes are very similar. This extra cost is because of the ground conditions (Gault Clay) and because in many locations the flat cut slopes have been returned to agriculture and the fences are adjacent to the hard shoulder.
Accepting this short sighted decision for hard shoulder running,when will the concrete barrier/lighting be built (and improved noise fencing)? We local residents have been campaigning for years but the work just slips back and back.
John M Roe MICE