1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Hs2

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by Snedd, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Snedd

    Snedd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    172
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010

    Oct 18, 2010
    172
    46
    63
    UK
    So the UK is going to spend 32 billion on a new high speed rail link from London to Birmingham, supposedly to improve the economy of the north. WTF? If they really want to help us northerners why not spend that 32 billion on infrastructure projects that are actually in the North of England?
    :thinking::mad:
     

    Advertisement

  2. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    Moderator
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    2,043
    Posts:
    20,549
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009

    Aug 1, 2009
    20,549
    17,001
    2,043
    Male
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    You're forgetting that to those in the Home Counties or London, Birmingham is "the north" i.e. north of Watford Gap.
     
  3. TJGoSurf

    TJGoSurf Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    143
    Posts:
    1,419
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2010

    Jan 9, 2010
    1,419
    136
    143
    Male
    Oil Engineer stuff
    CO
    I've been in the oil field too long. I thought this was about h2s gas.

    Sorry for the intrusion.
     
  4. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    183
    Posts:
    4,488
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010

    Aug 29, 2010
    4,488
    472
    183
    Student
    Cork City, IMF, EU
    Phase 1 of HS2 is to Birmingham, due for 2026. Phase 2 is the one that will reach the North of England, sue in 2032/3

    Cost averages €2 billion a year, could be worse.
     
  5. Snedd

    Snedd Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    172
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010

    Oct 18, 2010
    172
    46
    63
    UK
    Personally I'd rather see the money spent on improving the west coast main line, improving transport links between Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, and improving transport links for commuters who have to travel daily into these cities. Some of the governments own reports into HS2 suggest that improving the WCML would deliver more cost benefit and faster.
     

Share This Page

Loading...