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Following the launch last week of the ‘final draft‘ version of Transport for the North’s “£70 billion” Strategic Transport “Plan”, Northern Powerhouse Partnership director Henri Murison claimed that opponents of High Speed Two and Northern powerhouse rail were ‘anti wider transport improvements’.

twitter, @henrimurison,

Apparently, Mr Murison equates ‘wider transport improvements in the north’ with ‘building a high speed railway between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds’ (etc).

twitter, @henrimurison, 'Quite happy to call out the @stophs2 brigade for being anti investment, not really pro wider transport (...)'

Mr Murison tweeted that increasing capacity on the West Coast Main Line had cost “£14 billion”. But just days before, in a BBC breakfast tv interview, he claimed that the bill for the upgrade was ‘almost £10 billion’.

Henri Murison promoting HS2 on BBC breakfast tv, Jan 2019

According to the Department for Transport, the upgrade element of West Coast Route Modernisation cost “£2.5 billion”.

dft-wcrm-upgrade-element-was-gbp-2500-million

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Written by beleben

February 4, 2019 at 11:21 am

Posted in HS2, Politics

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