High Speed UK (HSUK) is an alternative high speed rail network developed by professional railway engineers to address the shortcomings of HS2.
On a like-for-like basis HSUK trumps HS2 in every aspect.
The aim of the HS2 project is to deliver “hugely enhanced capacity and connectivity” between the UK’s major conurbations.
These gains in rail network capacity and connectivity are essential to rebalance the UK economy and bring about step-change reductions in transport CO2 emissions.
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But HS2 doesn’t deliver. Instead it damages the national rail network and reinforces the North-South Divide. With HS2 in place, the Midlands Engine and the Northern Powerhouse will never happen.
When compared with our HSUK alternative, HS2 fails every test.
The Government and HS2 Ltd have been repeatedly warned of HS2’s multiple failings, and of HSUK’s vastly superior performance. But they have ignored everything they’ve been told. In the process they will waste at least £20 billion of public money.
The Government’s and HS2 Ltd’s actions in pressing ahead with HS2 in its current form are bordering on the criminal.
£20bn less than existing plans for HS2 & HS3.Read more...
Improves 94% of journeys and reduces journey time by an average of 40%.Read more...
Saves 600 million tonnes of CO2 and avoids the Chilterns AONB.Read more...
Improves regional rail across the UK and integrates with the existing rail infrastructure.Read more...