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Letters to the editor: Issue 587 10 Jan 2012

Cost-benefit analysis is at the root of HS2’s problems

Graham Nalty, Derby DE24

I find it ironic that the pioneer of cost-benefit analysis, Sir Christopher Foster, should suggest that HS2 fails to make a credible case (ibid). The reason HS2 appears not to make a credible case is quite clear. It is because the choice of route and stations is based on the very same cost-benefit techniques that Sir Christopher pioneered.

HS2 Ltd has approached the selection of route and stations for the line in a very thorough and competent manner, investigating all practical options, testing...

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