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Guardian columnists come down against transport ‘grand projects’

A range of commentators in The Guardian complained in early June about the Government’s predilection for transport infrastructure projects that can, in one memorable quote, “be seen from space”, at the expense of smaller but more useful schemes.

Rik Thomas
10 June 2016

“MAJOR UK transport projects, such as HS2, Crossrail, or the trans-Pennine tunnel, are announced to much fanfare,” Guardian columnist Kirstie Brewer said on 31 May. “But also criticism. Their champions say infrastructure projects of this scale can deliver widespread regeneration, boost the economy and offer mass employment opportunities. But others have reservations about whether such infrastructure benefits everybody, particularly local people with lower paid and lower...

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