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Centro ‘to petition government for more infrastructure spending in London’

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Centro want billions of pounds to be spent on HS2 infrastructureWest Midlands transport authority Centro is ‘set to petition the Government to ensure links between HS2 and HS1 remain part of the plans for the controversial £50 bn line’, Transport Network reported (28 March 2014).

On Monday Centro is expected to approve the motion to call on Government to keep and improve planned links between HS2 and HS1 – the railway between St Pancras in London and the Channel Tunnel – in the Government’s HS2 Hybrid Bill.
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin recently vowed to scrap the £700m plans for a HS2 – HS1 link in London, following the recommendations of HS2 Ltd chair Sir David Higgins’ new report.

Centro is supposed to be concerned with the transport requirements of people in the West Midlands. So why should it be lobbying for a boondoggle multi-billion pound double track HS2 to HS1 link in London?

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Written by beleben

March 28, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Posted in Birmingham, Centro

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  1. Instead of an HS1-HS2 link, I see more scheme penalties in the transfer time and walks in the rain facing future HS2 users from south of London Bridge, east of the City and Essex.

    Michael Wand

    March 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    • or anywhere that is not within walking distance of Euston

      whereas, if cross-London lines were built from (for example) Marylebone to Charing Cross (via Bond Street) and Euston to Victoria (via Tottenham Court Road), journeys from south & east of London to Birmingham (and all stops in between) would be greatly improved.

      richie40

      March 30, 2014 at 8:02 am


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