UK gov't may scrap big chunk of overdue and over-budget high-speed rail line


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As the Cons scrap HS2 Oop North, they'll carry on putting the bricks back in that grim "Red Wall" they tried to dismantle.

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quote: inflation driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Actually: 'inflation driven by Brexit.'

HS2 won't go to Manchester and it won't start at London either, making it Europe's biggest waste of money.

HS1 didn't survive Brexit intact either. Eurostar stations in Kent have been shuttered. Direct London to Disneyland Paris services were also ended.

When HS2 was mooted, most commentators suggested that the money could be better spent improving the existing rail network. They were right. Although there are so many rail strikes in the UK now the railway is best avoided.

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I remember travelling from London to Manchester 20 years ago. The journey involved 7 separate trains!

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You're damned if you build it, and damned if you don't.

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