Crewel delusions, part five
In ‘The tunnel or the hub‘ (14 October 2016), the Beleben blog exclusively reported that HS2 Ltd’s planned tunnel under Crewe, and the HS2 Ltd / Network Rail plan for a ‘hub’ station south of Crewe, were mutually incompatible proposals. The reasons were set out in ‘Crewel delusions part four’ (9 October 2016).
So, was the Beleben blog analysis correct?
As can be seen, Network Rail have done an embarrassing hard U-turn at Crewe station, and are now ‘recommending’ that their previous recommendations are ignored.
HS2 chairman David Higgins also emerges from the debacle with more egg on his face, after having been completely taken in by Steer Davies Gleave’s absurd ‘case for relocating Crewe station’ report.