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HS2 should listen to the needs of Cumbria and Lancashire

Roger Davies Kendal LA9
17 December 2018
 

HS2 Ltd ran a pop-up consultation in Carlisle station last month, so I went along and had a 20-minute chat with two representatives. They were quick to point out that Carlisle was being considered as a stop for HS2 services but emphasised this was for operational requirements to split Glasgow and Edinburgh trains. This is typical railways: prioritising operational over customer requirements. 

The current proposals are actually to split and join trains at Carstairs in South Lanarkshire,...

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