The Anonymous Widower

HS2 Potential To Northern Connectivity Not To Be Underestimated, Says Percy

This is the title of an article in Rail Technology Magazine.

Rail and road connectivity is not a simple matter.

Although there is a need for East-West routes across the North, there is also the need for better High Speed Rail connections between pairs of cities like.

  • Newcastle and Leeds
  • Leeds and Nottingham
  • Sheffield and Nottingham
  • Birmingham and Manchester
  • Leeds and Sheffield
  • Birmingham and Leeds.
  • Birmingham and Preston

All these connections will be provided by HS2.

Of the other major links that are needed.

  • Manchester and Sheffield
  • Manchester and Leeds
  • Blackpool and Leeds
  • Leeds and Hull
  • Liverpool and Manchester

The first three are very difficult because of the terrain.

Because Leeds has good High Speed Rail connectivity to the cities East of the Pennines via HS2, the Leeds-Manchester route is probably the most important.

As High Speed Rail is a long term project, it will tend to grow, where the returns and needs are greatest.

February 23, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | ,

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