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Their seams to be a connectivity problem, part two

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Part one

According to the ‘independent’ HS2 Task Force, the “connectivity of HS2 to the existing rail network is the game changer making it all worth the effort”.

The "connectivity of HS2 to the existing rail network is the game changer making it all worth the effort" (?)

The “connectivity of HS2 to the existing rail network is the game changer making it all worth the effort”?

In normal parlance, connectivity means “the state of being connected”. But the proposed stations at Birmingham, Curzon Street, Bickenhill, and Manchester Airport are examples of HS2’s seamful disconnectivity.

The site of the proposed Manchester Airport HS2 station is remote from the classic rail station

The site of the proposed Manchester Airport HS2 station is remote from the classic rail station

Airport derived demand from the Manchester Airport HS2 station would surely not be enough to justify providing the facility. The limited non-airport demand would be constrained by the lack of connectivity with existing public transport.

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Written by beleben

March 24, 2014 at 2:58 pm

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  1. The line (and tunnel) from Piccadilly to the airport might well be necessary. However, it should turn east and run into or under the airport station thus providing connectivity to the airport and other transport modes from the airport. From there it could run along the present corridor (widened to four track through Wimslow and Holmes Chapel to the underpass at Crewe (or into the station there).

    Thus the whole corridor from Manchester to Crewe would benefit eliminating any case for the useless, environmentally damaging line from Wigan to Manchester Airport and Crewe. Any money saved could then be spent on the upgrade of the whole WCML line from Preston to Crewe to eliminate bottlenecks.
    An airport connection, actually in the airport, would then become meaningful and serve the travelling public, not leaving them stranded one and a half miles away.

    Think of grandmothers and vulnerable adolescents walking over not so frequented, long distances on dark, windy, rainy nights and then you get the idea and the preocupations.

    Stephen Cryan

    March 25, 2014 at 8:20 am


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