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Theresa May on the ‘reason’ for HS2

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‘The reason HS2 is being developed is because we need to increase the capacity on the Western main line‘, prime minister Theresa May told Joe Pike, of ITV Calendar, a few days ago.

twitter @joepike, in an ITV interview with PM Theresa May, she claimed HS2 was needed for capacity

Actually, the Western main line is one of several around London, where capacity is being increased by bringing in new rolling stock.

GWR commuter train

On the Greater Anglia franchise, new trains are expected to boost ‘commuter seating’ by 22 to 45 per cent.

Greater Anglia franchise, seating increase from new trains

If this approach works for the former Western, Eastern, and Southern regions, why is HS2 needed to relieve the West Coast Main Line?

Written by beleben

October 7, 2018 at 11:11 am

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