Sunday, 28 October 2012
The White elephant of Highspeed rail travel?
So obviously those of us with access to an airport are more likely to fly quickly and cheaply rather than battle with the UK's ageing rail network...
Hang on, hold the phone... What about HIgh Speed travel?
Well, that's something different. Like in the case of our European neighbours it is more than possible. The construction of new lines such as the HS1 Ebbsfleet to St Pancras, from that terminal to a HUB in Birmingham where it could springboard out or even do it from London to Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester and even Edinburgh and drastically reduce journey time.
Imagine a five hour journey from London to Edinburgh. You wouldn't lose a whole day travelling at each end of your holiday.