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Beleben visits some fake HS2 claims (part two)

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Aha! Boost commuter capacity with HS2 by taking intercity traffic off the slow lines [Picture of Alan Partridge]

HS2 has always been about boosting commuter capacity by taking intercity traffic off the slow lines, according to IanVisits, of the IanVisits blog.

twitter, @ianvisits, 'HS2 has always been about boosting commuter capacity by taking intercity traffic off the slow lines - read the early documents.'

This is a puzzling statement, because on the four-tracked section of the West Coast main line out of Euston, no regular intercity traffic uses the slow lines.

Department for Transport, West Coast Main Line, pm peak Euston hourly outbound, (May 2019, fast and relief lines)

Another baffling statement claimed that if you want to boost commuter capacity between towns, then removing high speed trains from slow lines is the best way to achieve it.

twitter, @ianvisits, 'If you want to boost commuter capacity between towns, then removing high speed trains from slow lines is the best way to achieve it. [...]'

‘Best way’?

‘Between towns’?

Between which towns?

Written by beleben

June 1, 2020 at 10:30 pm

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