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Ruddy expensive HS1

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Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, Amber Rudd, said there was an “absolute commitment” to support extending HS1 services from Ashford to Hastings, the BBC reported (1 April 2014).

A 78-minute HS1 journey time from Bexhill (68 minutes from Hastings) to Kings Cross would be “transformational” according to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin. Although most of the 42.4 km Ashford to Hastings classic line is not electrified, the infrastructure cost would not be very large.

However, the additional ongoing operating subsidy required from public funds would be large. Even using the “average” subsidy per passenger kilometre, each person commuting from Hastings via Southeastern HS1 would represent a resource misallocation of £105.92 per week (assuming the 2013 subsidy level of 8 pence per passenger-km).

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Written by beleben

April 2, 2014 at 9:03 am

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  1. How on earth have you concocted that?

    Chris

    April 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm


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