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Gareth and the Beeston massive

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According to NCHSR lecturer Gareth Dennis, when Midlands Connect ‘do their work’ to allow a fast (up to 125mph [200 km/h]) shuttle between Derby, HS2 Toton, and Nottingham, the rail journey time between Birmingham and Nottingham will be 30 minutes, and places like Long Eaton and Beeston ‘will gain massively’ from ‘taking away fast services’.

twitter, @garethdennis, 'when Midlands Connect do their work to allow a fast (up to 125mph [200 km/h]) shuttle between Derby, Toton, and Nottingham, the rail journey time between Birmingham and Nottingham will be 30 minutes'

Eh? If Midlands Connect wanted a “125mph shuttle” between Toton and Nottingham, the chances are those shuttles would have have to go through Beeston station, etc, without stopping. So much for, er, ‘taking away fast services’ and ‘freeing up capacity’.

Location of the proposed HS2 station at Toton

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Written by beleben

October 28, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Posted in HS2

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  1. Actually, the whole point of S-Train operation is that a homogeneous fleet of fast electric trains run at the same speeds and stop everywhere…

    This is the model that Thameslink and Crossrail are using, and is the optimum model to connect Derby, Toton, Nottingham and all stations in between (except perhaps the current Long Eaton, which may get bypassed in order to swing a new alignment in north of Toton). The NET will fill in the gaps, as will local bus services.

    10 minutes whilst stopping everywhere is eminently achievable.

  2. Plus, feel free to actually quote my main job… My role as a sessional lecturer at the NCHSR is a fortnightly affair, hardly a reasonable representation of my employment!

    What is it that you do?


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