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HS2 connectivity fails in Birmingham, the West Midlands, London, and the East Midlands

Improving Euston Road will form a “key part” of making the connection between High Speed 2 (HS2) and HS1 a success, Camden Council’s director of regeneration and planning David Joyce has said.

[Call for Euston Road to be ‘sorted out’ for HS2 to HS1 connection, Katherine Smale, NCE, 13 November 2018]

A 10 minute, 750m walking route is currently the favoured option to connect the two stations [Euston and St Pancras]. However, the main route of the two proposed walking routes would be along the major six lane road running through north London.
[…]
Joyce said the council was not in favour of some of the other schemes which had been presented. These include an elevated automated people mover (APM or monorail solution) priced at around £226M to build or a direct rail link between the two which was taken out of the hybrid bill at an early stage.
[…]
“We also weren’t in favour of putting in things like a monorail through Somers Town.”

HS2 commercial director Tom Venner said he was “personally delighted” that the two stations were not physically connected as he said making people walk between the two would “enliven” the area.

Referring to £248M sub-surface APM which was also proposed, he said there would be a “missed opportunity” if people remained underground between the two stations.

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Written by beleben

November 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Posted in HS1, HS2, London

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  1. Naive

    U.Monad

    November 14, 2018 at 1:00 am

  2. So much for connectivity and that’s before you include no connection to Oxford to Cambridge line.
    No wonder Sir John Arnitt is calling for a £43 bn connectivity fund!
    Just when will this ridiculous project be put out of its misery

    John

    November 14, 2018 at 10:04 am

  3. The one economic boom area created by HS2 will be between Euston & St Pancras. With the concentration of pedestrians along that route, it will be ideal for cafes, etc.

    Mike

    November 14, 2018 at 2:54 pm


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