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It’s not rocket science

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Chancellor George Osborne “has asked @transportgovuk & @networkrail to develop biz case to get East Coast trains running at 140mph – cutting journey times”. Obviously, a much more sensible idea than building HS2.

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But how could freight trains be pathed over a 140 mph passenger railway?

Probably, in much the same way they are pathed over a 125 mph railway (what the ECML is now) — i.e., with great inefficiency.

The solution?

It’s not rocket science.

East Coast corridor, passenger and intercity freight separation concept (Beleben)

East Coast corridor, passenger and intercity freight separation concept (Beleben)

And of course, similar solutions are available for other corridors.

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Written by beleben

February 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. The mantra from HS2, Ozzie, McLaughlan etc is that HS2 is all about capacity, not speed. Certainly not speed of delivery, which means HS2 Ltd can carry on spending millions of pounds to achieve not a lot, sometime long in the future, when HS2 will make even less sense than it does now.

    I expect journey times from London to Sheffield and Leeds stations would not take much longer than via HS2 with its enforced change of trains. Improvements to ECML would also improve journeys over a large area.

    johnma

    February 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm


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