So a "head of steam" building for at least a discussion about this idea, and in the tradition of SSC: why not?Not a high speed proposal at all, so far as I can tell; more a fuller version of the Northern Hub - essentially just reviving schemds for four-tracking through the Standedge Tunnels (and predumably from Guide Bridge to Gorton).
But no new lines into Leeds and Manc, and hence everything at classic gauge and current standard mainline speeds.
Nerd probably rightly translates the flannel as not necessarily "high-speed", but perhaps we forummers can flesh things out for Messers Osborn & Leese?
I for one am still concerned that many higher echelons of Labour seem (oddly) always less keen on major transport infrastructure ideas than the others so any spotlight we can put upon Balls (that sounds wrong) to raise the bar, the better.
Maybe also use this thread for "fantasy" other future ideas? How about: Belfast/Tunnel/Liverpool/Manchester/Leeds/Hull/Tunnel/Amsterdam/Berlin etc! :lol:
ADMINS: Feel free to delete thread and keep all in main HS thread if you like, but just thought it might make an interesting subset for us to mull ideas over?