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High Speed UK - Connecting the Nation




CHEAPER

£20bn less than existing plans for HS2 & HS3.




BETTER CONNECTED

Improves 94% of journeys and reduces journey time by an average of 40%.




CLEANER

Saves 600 million tonnes of CO2 and avoids the Chilterns AONB.




SMARTER

Improves regional rail across the UK and integrates with the existing rail infrastructure.

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MIDLANDS CHALLENGE


“HS2 modelling is shocking, biased and bonkers.”

Margaret Hodge, Chair, Public Accounts Committee


“No economic case for HS2... it will destroy jobs and force businesses to close.”

Institute of Economic Affairs

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It is claimed that HS2 will galvanise the Midlands economy – yet it will not create a single direct link between any cities of the East and West Midlands. HSUK’s full integration with the existing network will allow the creation of a ‘Midlands Ring’, directly interlinking all the principal cities of the Midlands.


 

 


The Midlands Ring strategy is set out in HSUK’s Regional Rail Strategies covering the West and East Midlands. Official ‘thinking’ on Midlands rail development is set out in Midlands Connect’s ‘Our Routes to Growth’. For further info, please follow these links:


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