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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.

CO2 CONNECTIVITY
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CO2 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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HS2’s predicted ‘carbon-neutral’ performance – fundamentally at odds with the 80% reduction target of the 2008 Climate Change Act – is a direct result of HS2’s failure to deliver “hugely enhanced capacity and connectivity.”

By contrast, HSUK could deliver over 600 million tonnes of transport CO2 reductions over a 40 year period.


 

 


Our ‘Alan Brooke’ Report needs updating to reflect the latest developments of HSUK. But its basic principle – that optimised connectivity gives optimised CO2 reductions – remains sound. For more info please follow these links.


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