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Posting blatant misinformation

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Rail infrastructure PR man Chris Denham is concerned that HS2’s social media presence is comatose, and ‘all the defending’ appears to be from people like @GarethDennis and @WilliamBarter1.

twitter, @KentishHack, HS2 PR is comatose

Is there an alternative to HS2 being ‘comatose’? As a public body, could HS2 Ltd get away with posting blatant misinformation of the type produced by Mr Barter and Mr Dennis?

Example 1

Claim: ‘HS2 would allow local and commuter trains to have full use of the remaining West Coast platforms at Euston’. (@WilliamBarter1)

Claim: 'HS2 would allow local and commuter trains to have full use of the remaining West Coast platforms at Euston'

Actuality: According to the July 2017 strategic case, long distance trains providing up to 4,200 seats per hour would have to be accommodated at the remaining Euston WCML platforms.

Euston capacity, HS2 strategic case, July 2017

Example 2

Claim: ‘HS2 is the quickest way to reduce the UK’s transport emissions’. (@GarethDennis)

Gareth Dennis, 'HS2 is the quickest way to reduce the UK's transport emissions'

Actuality: HS2 phase one would increase greenhouse gas emissions, over the 120-year assessment period (according to Information paper E10).

HS2 carbon information paper E10, 'HS2 phase one would increase greenhouse gas emissions over a 120-year assessment period

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Written by beleben

April 23, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Posted in HS2

2 Responses

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  1. Nice. Really nice.

  2. I prefer your older stuff though, in honesty.


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