£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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8. How can you claim that HSUK offers more capacity than HS2?
First, we’ve got to define what the capacity problem actually is. Most of the UK’s rail network comprises 2-
HSUK offers a new 4-
HSUK provides 4 new transpennine tracks, 2 for passengers and 2 for freight, to interlink the major conurbations of the Northern Powerhouse. Neither HS2 nor Northern Powerhouse Rail offer any sort of coherent or comprehensive solution. See The Northern Poorhouse for further details.