Latest news:
Letters to the editor: Issue 567 25 Mar 2011

Add a comment

Share this article:

More articles like this...
Railways, Greater London, Northwest England, West Midlands

HS2 passenger forecasts are verging on fantasy

Paul Withrington, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2

The analysis for HS2 would be laughable save that Philip Hammond and others have had a vision. The passenger forecasts are unbelievable. The latest provides 136,000 per day in 2043 if the scheme terminates in Birmingham, and 240,000 if the network were extended to Manchester and Leeds. The 136,000 would require a 1,000-seat train with a 50% load factor every six-and-a-half minutes for 15 hours all day in each direction. The 240,000 would require a similar train every four minutes – an...

Add a comment

Join Local Transport Today subscribers and read this article in full...

Local Transport Today

1 Year

2 Year

Save 10%

3 Year

Save 15%

 

£140

 

£252

 

£357

+£4 VAT

+£7.20 VAT

+£10.20 VAT


Local Transport Today is dedicated to providing you with
detailed knowledge: essential to informed transport planning and project delivery.
All annual subscriptions include a 1 user licence for TransportXtra
Local Transport Today

 


 

TransportXtra only

An online-only subscription to TransportXtra  works out at less than £7.50 per month for all the latest issues and transport intelligence.
Subscribe or view multi-user packages.

 £90 + VAT

Not ready to subscribe? Take a 2 week free trial