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Berkeley’s alternative plan to HS2 is flawed, says consultant

10 January 2020
Berkeley: HS2 is out of control
Berkeley: HS2 is out of control
Barter: Berkeley’s critique and solutions flawed
Barter: Berkeley’s critique and solutions flawed


Lord Berkeley, the deputy chair of the Government’s review into HS2, has called on ministers to axe most of the project and focus instead on upgrading capacity on existing lines in the Midlands and north of England. 

The final report of the review, chaired by Doug Oakervee, is still awaited. Berkeley’s appointment as deputy chair ceased at the end of October and he says he had no opportunity to influence the review’s conclusions.  

Launching his own report on the...

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