£20bn less than existing plans for HS2 & HS3.
Improves 94% of journeys and reduces journey time by an average of 40%.
Saves 600 million tonnes of CO2 and avoids the Chilterns AONB.
Improves regional rail across the UK and integrates with the existing rail infrastructure.
“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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13. How can the small HSUK team develop a scheme so superior to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail combined?
It doesn’t really matter, how many people are working on either the HS2 project or on Northern Powerhouse Rail, if (in the case of HS2 Ltd) they are working to the wrong remit or (in the case of Transport for the North) they are basing their Northern Powerhouse Rail proposals on the fatally-
All this should have been blindingly obvious to those guiding the development of the UK rail system. However, it is proved beyond any doubt by the vastly superior performance of HSUK, designed to diametrically opposite principles of integration, and holistic network design. For further information see HS2 – High Speed to Failure and The Northern Poorhouse.