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Date: 02/07/24 16:03
BBC: Mayors unveil rail options after HS2 line scrapped
Author: cph

The mayors of Greater Manchester and the West Midlands have unveiled three options to improve rail connections between the two regions following the scrapping of the planned HS2 link.Andy Burnham and Andy Street confirmed they were working with a private consortium of businesses to draw up the plans.They said they were looking at three alternatives: enhance the West Coast Main Line; bypasses at the most congested parts of the line; and a completely new line possibly following the track of the cancelled HS2 route.
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Mayors unveil North West to Midlands rail options after HS2 line scrapped (bbc.com)



Date: 02/08/24 10:56
Re: BBC: Mayors unveil rail options after HS2 line scrapped
Author: PHall

Or the third option, wait until the next general election which is coming up fairly soon and hope the Tories will bring it back.



Date: 02/08/24 12:19
Re: BBC: Mayors unveil rail options after HS2 line scrapped
Author: exhaustED

PHall Wrote:
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> Or the third option, wait until the next general
> election which is coming up fairly soon and hope
> the Tories will bring it back.

That's not an option. Hang on, there already were 3 options...



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Date: 02/08/24 21:41
Re: BBC: Mayors unveil rail options after HS2 line scrapped
Author: railsmith

PHall Wrote:
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> Or the third option, wait until the next general
> election which is coming up fairly soon and hope
> the Tories will bring it back.

Why would they bring it back after they'd just killed it off?

Do you honestly think the Tories will be re-elected?  They're facing oblivion. :-)  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2024/jan/15/yougov-poll-telegraph-tories-disaster-analysis



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Date: 02/16/24 15:52
Re: BBC: Mayors unveil rail options after HS2 line scrapped
Author: SD70M

They were wiped out in 2 by elections lasdt night



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