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Just one Desiro

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According to HS2 Ltd

  • the budgeted cost of its high speed rail Y network is £50.1 billion.

According to Centro

And according to HS2 Ltd chief engineer Andrew McNaughton

  • the first phase of HS2 will be most useful in releasing capacity to recast the south end of the WCML and the corridor through Coventry into Birmingham. The former will then accommodate the growth into London and the latter high frequency metro style services that Centro envisages.

So, after spending £50 billion on high speed rail, and £2 billion on a connectivity package, what is the “metro style service” that could run into Birmingham?

'Local public transport connectivity', Toby Rackliff, Centro, 2014

‘Local public transport connectivity’, Toby Rackliff, Centro, 2014

According to Centro’s Toby Rackliff, the net gain would be one passenger train per hour, in each direction.

Written by beleben

August 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. Hi ! Could you write something about MIPIM & the conference they will have Oct 15-17 at Olympia to ‘asset manage’ the UK. The high speed trains are just a small part of the infrastructure being put in place to create a mega-city of ten million people. So this event in Oct will have all the global monsters there to divvy up the UK ! Let’s ALL be there to say ‘no way’ Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:05:05 +0000 To:

    Subject: [New post] Just one Desiro

    beleben posted: “According to HS2 Ltd the budgeted cost of its high speed rail Y network is £50.1 billion.

    According to Centro the cost of the West Midlands HS2 connectivity package is £2.1 billion.

    And according to HS2 Ltd chief engineer Andrew McNaug”

    unimundal monad

    August 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm

  2. Should not being a commissioner of police and being a commissioner of crime be mutually incompatible?


    August 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  3. I wonder whether Toby Rackliff has studied the HS2 Economic Case documents published in October 2013. The PFMv4.3 Assumptions Report, Section 6.4 shows the likely service pattern between Birmingham New Street and Coventry during HS2 phases 1 and 2. This amounts to 5 trains per hour which would be a reduction of 2 per hour on the current service. The 5/hour would be made up of 1 Cross Country, 2 London Midland and 2 Virgin/West Coast.


    August 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm

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