With HS2, ‘getting to Ceredigion would be quicker’
Figure 12 of the 2013 HS2 Strategic Case purported to show “illustrative journey time comparisons for HS2 Phase One and Two and rail alternative”.
Needless to say, Figure 12 is mostly nonsense. The idea that building HS2 would bring the journey time from London to Worcester into the “within 1 hour” range (coloured green on the diagram), for example, is plainly daft.
Was the same data set used to create KPMG’s infamous “£15 billion regional economic impacts” analysis, by any chance?
One might also ask why these bogus comparisons always seem to involve London as one end of the journey.