How do people on the South Coast and East Anglia feel about HS2? Is there demand for it in cities like Southampton and Portsmouth or Ipswich and Norwich?
I support HS2 but I think it should go further than just the Midlands and North.
Perhaps we could build a line from London to Southampton...
Liverpool reflected in the Mersey: "Collaborating with other cities
and other countries is the future, and it helps to be able to shape
much of that future ourselves," says elected mayor Joe Anderson.
Will the north follow Scotland and search for greater power?
The most remarkable thing...
In an unusual case of creativity, the Treasury has drawn a map:
You can see what we are getting in the image:
The BBC summary is on:
Although heavily discussed in the ‘Your Sheffield Transport Solutions’ thread, as this will be the biggest transport infrastructure for Sheffield in our lifetime, I thought HS2 deserved its own thread.
With the announcement of the routes imminent, interesting article in this weeks Telegraph...
Just thought I'd start a dedicated thread to HS2 in West Yorkshire, because in particular I'd like to hear your opinions for the location the station should be situated.
Like someone else who has already made a thread in the Sheffield sub-forum, I've (attempted, at least!) to put a...
the government have just announced that they will delay the decision on the future of HS2 until mid january 2012 as oppose to the original date of the 20th of december 2011. Given the support from many in the conservative part of the coalition for the project (and the clear need for the country...
London Tube ‘blackmail’ angers Northern high-speed rail lobby
Wednesday 29 June 2011 06:00
LONDON transport bosses have been accused of “blackmail” after saying that a...
I don't understand why the UK estabilishment doesn't catch the opportunity of a MAGLEV infrastructure from London to Glascow.
Traditional HSR is the past, isn't it?
In addition, UK are an island having only one connection with the continent in the south part (EUROTUNNEL), so where's the...
here is a proposal I've been working on for a Northern HSR linking the main Northern cities which would effectively merge them and make them very commutable, which would encourage growth. and with HS2 to London it would make the new 'Nothern Conurbation' very attractive to businesses. much like...
Seen this in yesterday's Times: " On Wednesday High Speed Two,a government backed company of engineers and experts who have drawn up the proposals, will give their report to Lord Adonis. Its preferred option is for a line runnning from west london,stopping at Heathrow airport before heading...
Thoughts on the Highspeed rail link proposals throughout the country, feasible or not, will it become reality, can it pay for itself in the long run ???
Wednesday 18 November 2009
Queen’s Speech - High-speed rail services
“My Government will respond to proposals for high-speed...
This thread can be used to discuss HSR plans relating to Newcastle Metro Area - opinions, ideas, news and so on.
To kick us off - Some interesting comments today from the chairman of HS2 regarding Newcastle's place in the High Speed Rail revolution.
Personally I think it is massively...
Right, given it appears that TIF is about to come to a crashing end, along with any reasonable prospect of delivering a good local public transport for Manchester and region, I think I may shift my focus onto badgering DfT for HSR2 to be built up from London, to Heathrow and then to Brum and...
Tilting Pendolino Train Crashes in UK
One dead in Cumbria train crash
Services between Preston and Carlisle were suspended
A passenger has died and dozens have been injured after a train derailed and some of its carriages slid down an embankment...