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In an exclusive interview with the Express & Star, HS2 technical director Andrew McNaughton said that its trains would never be late. The story included visualisations of a HS2 journey, including an on-board cornershop facility.
[HS2 trains will never be late, claims boss, Express and Star, last updated 9 Mar, 2015]
[…] You will also be told where on the platform to stand for the carriage door.
He said HS2 would also scrap first and standard class carriages, replacing them with ‘customised zones’.
These could range from family carriages for travellers with young children to ones with individual booths for businessmen wanting to work. It is also being investigated whether the layout of each carriage could be changed depending on who has booked to travel on that particular train.
[…] The trains will stretch to nearly 400m in length and have 1,100 seats – the equivalent of three jumbo jets.
If the trains were to have 1,100 seats in 400 metres, how could there be space for individual booths for businessmen or the cornershop shown in the visualisation? And how could the layout of each carriage be changed, depending on who has booked to travel on that particular train? What a load of nonsense.