Re: HS2 , Not enough funds !?!
Originally Posted by The Artful Todger
I guess the the Stockton and Darlington railway met with similar hostility when it was being built!
Maybe, but everything needed was made in the local area and it
only cost about ten thousand quid ??
The original concept of HS2 was high speed passenger transport ?
Freight only came into the equation when the government needed
motivating to support its construction !!
I doubt if the track has been designed to cope with the vast
difference in weight between a few passengers and heavily laden
freight trucks which if they reach the "high speeds" as quoted by
you, will take several miles to attain , and even more miles to stop ??
By which time the high speed will have become pointless
The fact that the funds are not enough to complete what was
proposed when the first phase is barely visible yet let alone anywhere
near fit for use does not bode well imo??
I expect the begging bowl to come out again before the year is out !!