The new proposed routes for the High Speed 2 train, stretching from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds, have been announced amidst widespread controversy.
Apart from personal considerations and the preponderance of Nimbyism, most opposition centres on the irreversible loss of beautiful countryside. Industry, whilst welcoming the benefits of a facility that will half the journey times to Manchester, say, rue the fact that it may be twenty years before the line will be built.
Why not go the whole hog and solve the railway and overcrowded roads problems simultaneously? You can read my earlier article for the solution here
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