CHRISTIAN WOLMAR, the butt of Ian Walmsley’s criticism in last month’s issue, wonders at what point the supporters of HS2 would consider the project not worth pursuing

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The thrust of the article by Ian Walmsley in Modern Railways last month was that no one should challenge the validity of the HS2 project because it is so patently obvious that it is the best thing to happen to the railways since the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. I will, therefore, in this article that your editor has kindly invited me to write as a response, first address this overall contention and then look at more specific issues relating to the scheme as currently presented. I will confine my response to Mr Walmsley’s juvenile insults to a brief paragraph at the end.


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