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Green light for more Adonis boondoggles

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Chancellor George Osborne’s imminent Budget “will give the green light to Crossrail 2 and Northern Powerhouse HS3, delivering on National Infrastructure Commission recommendations”.

George Osborne green lighting HS3 and crossrail 2, 15 Mar 2016

On 10 March 2016, the NIC, chaired by Andrew Adonis, published ‘Transport for a World City’ recommending that “Crossrail 2 should be taken forward as a priority”. And on 15 March, the NIC’s High Speed North report called for “HS3, the planned fast rail link between Manchester and Leeds”, to be ‘kick-started’ as part of a broader plan to improve transport links in northern England, BBC News reported.

The original BBC report quoted Andrew Adonis as saying 'HS3 would not be like HS2, the creation of a completely new line for nothing' (now changed to "from nothing")

What is the benefit-cost ratio of What is the benefit-cost ratio of the Adonis Crossrail 2 boondoggle? The 71-page 'Transport for a World City' report claimed 'the benefits are marginally greater than the costs', but gave no breakdown of the costs and benefits

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March 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

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