The Economist Speaks Out Against HS2

Great to see the Economist on side: “In most developed economies high-speed railways fail to bridge regional divides and sometimes exacerbate them.Especially in smaller countries, upgrading existing, slower networks often makes more sense. Capacity can be increased with longertrains and extended platforms.

Some spacious first-class carriages could be converted to more compressed second-class ones; Better signalling can increase the average speed of journeys. Britain still has time to ditch this grand infrastructure project—and should.’ The Economist. Read their articles at  ‘The great train robbery’ and ‘Railroad to nowhere’.

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