Love trains, but never heard a single good reason for hs2. From a local point of view it utterly misses Leicester, Derby and Nottingham. Destroys priceless ancient woodlands along it’s carbon intensive, noisy construction route, cutting towns like Long Eaton in half. Oh yes and it costs about as much as we need to put […]
How much will HS2 cost?
Here is a timeline of estimates from official and not-so-official sources:
Instead of spending 100 billon on HS2 a white elephant that will take 20 years to build get on with modernising our current railways, bus services, metro etc.. Compared to Malaysia, China, Singapore we resemble a third world country. Our infrastructure is dated. Get on now with upgrading our railways, bring in electric buses, make […]
This is being funded by the British taxpayer, yet only operates in England. Why? In Scotland we too would like better connectivity with London.
In my view this is a project which should never have got through the ideas stage. So it’s going to help commuters get to work slightly earlier at, no doubt,a far greater cost. Would this project have been considered if the proposed route was, say, from Liverpool to Scarborough, Manchester to Birmingham etc. I think […]
The political parties want to plant millions of trees but still want HS2 which will remove thousands of trees -doesn’t make any sense -it has destroyed lives and wildlife which we are supposed to be protecting. we should be improving our current railways ( get rid of first class travel to start with). We are […]
This whole scheme seems to be a way of defrauding the tax payer of billions and redistributing to big business and the richest elitists. The main beneficiaries from this intiaitve are the richer echeleons of society. It must be stopped now!
It will be an environmental disaster. Hundreds of thouses of acres of lands will disappear under concrete and steel; millions of trees will be felled; millions of animals are likely to die as a result; not to mention the innumerable houses that will be pulled down, businesses ruined and people that have to be re-housed. […]
… and the British tax payer is paying for it. I can only assume this will be free for all British tax payers to use to travel up and down the country?
This is a vanity project that should never have been allowed to go forward. The taxpayer has to fund it so say my family has to contribute £3,000 each = £12,000 in total and we will never use it and so will never get our money back out of it. Why should the majority of […]
As above, the money wasted so far would have helped the NHS, let alone pushing this white elephant any further. Our infrastructure will not take it, especially at the Toton hub. Bardills island on the A52 is already overloaded. Toton Lane and the A 52 is already overstretched. We have a tram at Toton that […]
Anyone affected by the proposed route takes an interest in the project, and when time allows , they read all the information, engage with HS2 , ask questions and soon come to the conclusion that this is a scandal, a vanity project, which when constructed will be proved to be outdated technology. And our politicians […]
HS2 is the largest attack on the UK Environment ever seen – if allowed to go ahead our country will be changed for ever – for the worse! Environmentally, Economically, Financially, Socially, Morally. It is not wanted, not needed and we don’t have the money. It will ALL be debt to foreign investors who use […]
Before any further costs are involved in respect of this project should there be an official independent legal enquiry carried out. Similar to Chilcot enquiry?
Now aged 73, I have been a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers for over 50 years I was a Founder Member of the Northumbria Police North East Fraud Forum On 14 September 2014 , along with over 70 Professionals , I Submitted a Detailed Report to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee […]
The time and money this ridiculous project, which is not wanted by most, would be better spent in so many other ways! The decimation to our land and wildlife makes it worthless imo but worse still are the lies! The contractors at Colne valley park are acting illegally, outside their planning remit and have been […]
Terminal 5 took a long and tortuous route through the planning process (was it 9yrs?) , far too long. But what came out of that process is something BA are clearly happy with, Heathrow are happy with, I gather all retail outlets therein are happy and most passengers are happy using it. Presumably this shows […]
The re in-statement of local and branch lines that were cut under Dr Beeching would be a far more beneficial use of our money. Is HS2 just a commuter line for London and the south east ?
Mr ‘Failing Grayling’ (The Guardian’s nickname – not mine) has promised ‘generous compensation’ for anyone genuinely affected by HS2, but in a post truth world, this statement is either an expression of breathtaking naivety or a bare faced lie. Either way, it renders him unfit to hold the position of SOS for Transport – so […]
Planning borne of hybrid bill ignores all negative criteria until far too late, causing huge waste of time, effort and money before it has even started. If previous national infrastructure projects were hampered by planning issues it’s because the planning wasn’t done properly, not because the planning process is flawed. Hybrid bill simply cheats the […]
Save the Colne Valley – the environment providing fresh water, fresh air and happiness for people in Hillingdon.
There does not appear to be any justification for this project other than a fantasy project for the politicians. Are they unwilling to listen to the electorate as the cost of closing down and paying off all those involved with the project is to high. What are the terms of contract for the highly paid […]
It’s a travesty that this project gets the go ahead while our NHS is on the brink. SCRAP IT NOW.
It’s 2017, building is scheduled to start. Sad times…
The £60bn+ squanderfest that is HS2 is demonstrably poor value for money to the taxpayer. This type of cash should be spent on local infrastructure projects that will always give a better return. Stop HS2!
HS2: A big waste of money that no one wants or needs. National disgrace considering the state of existing network. Damn shame. Better products and more deserving projects. I hoped Tory Gov change and Brexit would have scuppered this pointless project.
Most people will never use this train as it goes nowhere near most places.
Where do I start?? It is unlikely this train will ever come to Sheffield, and even if it did, it’s still a waste of money. Spend it on the existing network!!