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Letters to the editor: Issue 562 14 Jan 2011

Here’s how high-speed rail could cut North-South divide...

Graham Nalty, Boulton Moor, Derby DE24

The suggestion by Joe Rukin that improving transport links may create a disbenefit for the weaker economy and a benefit for the stronger economy is not borne out by the study of the London – Birmingham HS2 proposals by consultant Steer Davies Gleave. This concluded that the benefits to London and to the West Midlands were equal from building the first stage of HS2. Your editorial suggests that “the ability to reduce regional economic disparities seems at best unprovable”. This...

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