HS2 “in the wrong place”

The proposed High Speed rail link from Birmingham to the North is deeply flawed, according to a Conservative Party group.

 The Conservative Party’s specialist transport group have said that the plan to run HS2 from Euston, through West London and the Chilterns, and on to Birmingham will not deliver the connectivity that the country needs, and is “fundamentally flawed”;

The group says the line should connect into a hub at Heathrow Airport, where an interchange between Crossrail, the national rail network and the London Underground can be made. BAA have long argued that the airport needs a direct link to high speed rail if the hoped-for reduction in domestic flights is to be achieved. 

The Conservative Transport Group says that HS2 is “on the wrong route and ends up in the wrong places”.

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