High Speed Train To Go Slow – To Save Carbon!
By Paul Homewood
Am I going bonkers?
MP’s are now calling for the £50bn High Speed Train white elephant to go slower, just to save CO2 emissions.
Dr Richard Wellings at think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said the new revelations showed HS2 does not make sense.
He said: ‘Already the time savings are quite small. The problem is if they reduce the speed further then the argument that this project is going to give time savings is further diminished.
‘The most obvious thing to do to if they’re worried about carbon emissions is not to build it at all. From an environmental point of view it makes more sense to make better use of existing lines.
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