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On 2 August 2019 David Blackadder-Weinstein of Midlands Connect announced that they would be providing ‘Joe-proof’ numbers of the extra trains that could run on the Midland, West Coast, and East Coast railways, as a result of HS2 ‘released capacity’.

twitter, @weinsteinlinder, ''I think HS2 releases capacity for an extra 8 trains an hour on the WMCL, 4 on the MML and 4 on the ECML. But before I qualify that to “HS2 will release” I want to check and double check our working so that it’s Joe-proof. Thanks for your ongoing challenge Joe. You’re a big help.''

But at the time of writing, Mr Blackadder-Weinstein and Midlands Connect still appear unable or unwilling to produce these details. Without them, it is not possible to fully evaluate Midlands Connect’s claims of ‘144 extra freight trains per day’, or ’73 stations on the existing network indicatively benefiting from improved services post-HS2′.

[‘HS2 releaaed capacity table‘ Midlands Connect, 4 Oct 2019, extract]

Please note: these projected benefits are indicative, based on an in-depth analysis of current local rail strategies, rail models and the Midlands Connect
technical programme.

Sources: Planet rail models (Department for Transport, WMRE West Midlands Rail Investment Strategy, Midlands Connect technical business cases.

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Written by beleben

October 4, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Posted in HS2, Politics

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  1. Disappointed to see that Boston and Grimsby do not appear on that list.If you are going to divert Leeds and Anglo Scottish trains onto HS2 there should be no excuse for not providing a service to these towns whose population voted overwhelmingly for Brexit precisely because Westminster ignored them.There are significant residential areas south of Doncaster on the mainline like Bawtry who do not have access to rail because there is no spare train paths that would facilitate a local service giving people a way to get to work or college.Again no mention of these possiblity.Are the DfT interested and would the Treasury back them if they were

    david gaule

    October 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm


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