September 10, 2009

BACK TO THE FUTURE:

Pressure builds for high speed rail network (Daily Telegraph,10 Sep 2009)

Leaders from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield have joined forces in pressing for a far more ambitious programme than currently proposed by any of the major parties thus far. [...]

Significantly the coalition included a number of cities who have not been mentioned by the two main parties as likely destinations for a high speed line, including Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham and Sheffield.

“A high speed rail link in the UK would mean shorter journey times, improved reliability, accessibility and greater capacity and all this, most importantly, would have a dramatic effect on the nation’s economic output," said Richard Leese, the leader of Manchester City Council.

"We know there’s huge support out there for a high speed rail network"


The Tories, of all people, should be pro-train.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 10, 2009 7:34 AM
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