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Scrapping HS2 could fund 28 transport schemes, report claims

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As a southerner, I like the idea of improving the rail network generally and readdressing the north-south balance despite London's lines being over-crowded. I do fear that, if HS2 gets built, it will only run between Birmingham and London. Yes I do accept that all new schemes will almost certainly suffer to some extent from environmental and cost problems. Regarding the question of reinstating the Beeching cuts, do not forget that many but not all of the lines that did shut were more rural branch rather than main lines. It was those such as the Great Central, the line through Hawick, etc. that I think have proved to be bad decisions and not all of these were made by Beeching.

Posted date

14 May, 2019

Posted time

1:23 pm

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