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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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94%


600M


Cheaper than HS2 & HS3

Of journeys improved

Tonnes CO2 saved



“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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High Speed UK (HSUK) is an alternative high speed rail network developed by professional railway engineers to address the shortcomings of HS2.

On a like-for-like basis HSUK trumps HS2 in every aspect.


The aim of the HS2 project is to deliver “hugely enhanced capacity and connectivity” between the UK’s major conurbations.

These gains in rail network capacity and connectivity are essential to rebalance the UK economy and bring about step-change reductions in transport CO2 emissions.

Please click on any of our reports below to be taken directly to them……………………………


THE NORTHERN POORHOUSE:

Not the Northern Powerhouse, but “The Northern Poorhouse”  How the Transport Establishment failed the People of the North

A report by: Colin Elliff BSc CEng MICE Civil Engineering Principal, High Speed UK   


HIGH SPEED TO NOWHERE

But HS2 doesn’t deliver.  Instead it damages the national rail network and reinforces the North-South Divide.  With HS2 in place, the Midlands Engine and the Northern Powerhouse will never happen.


HS2 – HIGH SPEED TO FAILURE

When compared with our HSUK alternative, HS2 fails every test.


HIGH SPEED TRAINS, SLOW SPEED BRAINS!

The Government and HS2 Ltd have been repeatedly warned of HS2’s multiple failings, and of HSUK’s vastly superior performance.  But they have ignored everything they’ve been told.  In the process they will waste at least £20 billion of public money.


The Government’s and HS2 Ltd’s actions in pressing ahead with HS2 in its current form are bordering on the criminal.

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