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Cutting back on nonsense

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According to HS2 Ltd’s Strategic Case (Oct 2013), the quantum of long distance high speed services running on the West Coast Main Line to Midland and North West destinations would fall from 11 to 3 per hour following implementation of the Y network. And transport authority Centro has ‘aspired’ to keep the present service level from Euston to Birmingham via Coventry, but seems to be prepared to settle for a reduction from 3 to 2 trains per hour.

WCML fast passenger paths, 2009 versus 2033, according to the HS2 Strategic Case, Oct 2013

So, on either HS2 Ltd’s or Centro’s reading, the service level on the existing line would be reduced. But according to Rail magazine’s Paul Prentice, that is ‘pure nonsense just made up’ by Stop HS2’s Joe Rukin. Rail magazine’s reluctance to report HS2 issues accurately is bizarre, given its repeated claims of bias and unfactual reporting in the BBC and mainstream print media.


Written by beleben

December 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Posted in HS2, Railways

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  1. With reference to your comments about bias, I submitted a letter strongly critical of HS2 to Rail magazine. It was never published.

    Andrew Bodman

    December 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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