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Ten miles of HS2

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Something like 10 miles of HS2 could shore up the Dawlish line properly for the next 50 years and electrify a large part of the Taunton and Exeter line to offer a faster route into London, said Adrian Sanders, the Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay (The Guardian, 15 February 2014).

The cost of the 330 mile (531 km) Y network, without the rolling stock, is £42.6 billion at 2011 prices. So ten miles costs about £1,290 million. That would pay for electrification from Newbury to Penzance, and from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa.

Written by beleben

February 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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