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Rail News: Issue 362 23 May 2009

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Government, High speed rail, All of UK

High Speed 2 - how and when, not if, says Adonis

Transport minister Lord Adonis has said high speed rail in the UK is: “Just a matter of dates” in a speech to ICE members at the Arup campus in Solihull.

Adonis gave the assorted his perspectives on high speed rail around the world - he has recently taken a tour of Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain to view the high speed networks there.

He concluded that: “First, I am more than ever convinced that a north-south high-speed rail line in Britain is now just a matter of...

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