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HSR could be an answer – but are we asking the right question?

Some hard thinking needs to be done about what we are trying to achieve on the rail network before we commit to a multi-billion pound high-speed rail network, according to one senior transport consultant.

Rik Thomas
Philip Bates, a director at Jacobs Consultancy, suggests that a high-speed rail network may not be what the country will need in the coming decades
Philip Bates, a director at Jacobs Consultancy, suggests that a high-speed rail network may not be what the country will need in the coming decades
Bates is of the opinion that. given the high construction costs associated with a high-speed line, money could well be better spent adding conventional rail capacity
Bates is of the opinion that. given the high construction costs associated with a high-speed line, money could well be better spent adding conventional rail capacity

 

According to Philip Bates, a director at Jacobs Consultancy, building a high-speed rail network in the UK could turn out to be an expensive mistake if we place too much reliance on traditional appraisal methods when assessing the potential for high-speed rail. This is because, he says, conventional appraisal methods rely far too heavily on journey time savings to justify investment in transport infrastructure in an age where a faster door-to-door journey is simply not that high a priority for...

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