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HS2 chairman: ‘French high speed trains travel at 225 mph’

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On 13 January 2015, the Lords Economic Affairs Committee were treated to some of HS2 Ltd chief David Higgins’ opinions about the location of FTSE companies, banks, and the effect of speed on railway capacity.

David Higgins at the Economic Affairs Committee, 13 Jan 2015

David Higgins at the Economic Affairs Committee, 13 Jan 2015

As can be seen [15:46:20] from the House of Commons video of the session, David Higgins told the committee that ‘French high speed trains travel at 225 mph‘, which is not the case.

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Written by beleben

January 21, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. Interesting comment regarding capacity from David Higgins @ 16:38:40.

    richie40

    January 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm


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