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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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FAQ’S


“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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Over the last 10 years or more, we’ve been asked a huge range of questions, concerning not only our own HSUK scheme but also the Government’s HS2 proposals.  Here is a selection of the more crucial questions;  click on each to see our answer:

  

1. Is high speed rail the right solution?  Shouldn’t we be concentrating on upgrading the existing network?

2. What makes HSUK at least 25% cheaper than HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail combined?

3. Why is HSUK’s proposed ‘spine and spur’ network more efficient than HS2’s ‘Y-network’?

4. Hasn’t the Government already made up its mind on HS2?

5. Why is the Government so keen on a high speed route through the Chilterns?

6. Has the Government considered HSUK?

7. How can you claim that HSUK offers more connectivity than HS2?

8. How can you claim that HSUK offers more capacity than HS2?

9. How can you claim that HSUK offers shorter journey times than HS2?

10. Why has HS2 Ltd chosen 400km/h as the speed for which HS2 infrastructure will be designed?

11. Why have the Government’s experts at HS2 Ltd failed so badly in designing a national high speed rail network?

12. Does HS2 offer anyone any advantages?

13. How can the small HSUK team develop a scheme so superior to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail combined?

14. How can HSUK claim radically reduced transport CO2 emissions when HS2 is no better than carbon neutral?

15. How can you claim that HSUK is best for the Midlands?

16. How can you claim that HSUK is best for the North?

17. How can you claim that HSUK is best for Scotland?

18. Are you asking the Government to adopt your HSUK scheme?