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David Higgins: we have failed to make the case for HS2

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Despite Britain’s “obvious problems” with capacity issues across the rail network, the public does not make the connection between what they experience on a daily basis and how proposed projects such as HS2 can alleviate them, said HS2 chairman David Higgins at a London business conference.

[Understanding the Benefits and Costs of World-Class High-Speed Rail, Lucy Scott, Urban Land, June 29, 2015] “They don’t see the connection. In other words, we have failed to spell out the benefits to go alongside their perception of the costs. We have failed to answer the fundamental question: why,” he told [the Urban Land Institute Real Estate Trends Conference] 2015 in London recently.

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Written by beleben

June 30, 2015 at 9:21 am

Posted in High speed rail, HS2

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  1. When one has an understanding of benefits and costs, they realise that such a scheme can have long lasting damaging effects to the economy.
    This scheme not only puts a burden on the public itself, it will have a far reaching damaging effect on companies that do not have government contracts to rely on.
    The question remains, why was evidence suppressed?

    L Smith

    July 4, 2015 at 7:06 am


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