HS2 tun­nel

Rail (UK) - - Open Access - Brian V Fox, Nor­folk

Why is the pro­posed new HS2 sta­tion at Birm­ing­ham be­ing planned as a ter­mi­nal? Surely the long-term plan is for the line to be full-length through to Scot­land.

Build­ing the sta­tion as a through sta­tion would make bet­ter eco­nomic sense, so how about build­ing this new sta­tion like Strat­ford In­ter­na­tional, in a deep cut­ting? Then, at the Birm­ing­ham end, have two con­nect­ing tun­nels un­der the city un­til a sur­face con­nec­tion is prac­ti­cal.

Yes, it may be cost more now, but in the long term it would make sense.

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