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High-speed rail not about high speed, business says

01 February 2019
 

On 29 January Sir John Peace, chair of the Midlands Engine, a body set up by the Government to raise productivity and economic growth in the Midlands region (and of which Midlands Connect is the transport arm), used a ‘Red Box’ column in The Times to say that: “HS2 isn’t about speed, it’s about demolishing the north-south divide.

“HS2 [high-speed rail 2] is the defining infrastructure project of a generation,” Peace said. “Not since the...

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