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Facts incorrectly reported – by Railnews

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According to Alan Marshall’s Railnews blogpost (4 Dec 2013), ‘PUBLIC OPINION NEEDS FACTS TO BE CORRECTLY REPORTED‘ on the HS2 rail project.

[Alan Marshall]

[…] One estimate is that with HS2 around 60 Very High Speed Trains will be required – but if a similar frequency and capacity could be provided on the conventional infrastructure around 90 High Speed Trains, such as today’s Pendolinos, would be necessary.

As can be seen from HS2 Ltd’s October 2013 documents, their stated requirement is for 180 trainsets.

HS2 Ltd on rolling stock fleet and costs, Oct 2013

HS2 Ltd on rolling stock fleet and costs, Oct 2013

Mr Marshall’s blogpost is full of inaccurate statements and shaky reasoning. Pontificating in capital letters is no substitute for research and analysis.

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Written by beleben

December 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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