£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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3. Why is HSUK’s proposed ‘spine and spur’ network more efficient than HS2’s ‘Y-
HSUK’s spine and spur concept is far more effective at interlinking the UK’s many regional conurbations. HSUK’s spine route, located on the east side of the Pennines, links London to the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, the North-
By contrast, HS2’s ‘Y-
See our connectivity comparisons between HSUK and HS2.