Category Archives: HS2

Is HS2 on the right track?

It’s increasingly beginning to look like HS2 is a good cause in the wrong hands. The call by leading transport academics for a review of this costly £51bn project is one that should be heeded, and the sooner the better. Continue reading Is HS2 on the right track?

End of the line for high-speed rail?

When the California high speed rail project got the go-ahead in 2012 some of the whizz-kids in Silicon Valley were horrified. They said the 220mph scheme linking Los Angeles with San Francisco would be slowest bullet train in the world and have the highest cost per mile. Continue reading End of the line for high-speed rail?

Old Oak Common development “the biggest con-trick in the book”  says former transport minister

The Old Oak Common development is a con-trick that will fail to deliver on homes and jobs and will end up costing the taxpayer over £1bn says ex Tory transport minister Steven Norris. His comments were made at Landor’s 16th Rail Stations & Property Summit conference . Continue reading Old Oak Common development “the biggest con-trick in the book” says former transport minister