HS2 line will never make up for losses

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

DEAR Edi­tor, Sir Trevor Mor­gan’s ar­ti­cle on the imag­ined and very un­likely ben­e­fits of HS2, smacked of des­per­a­tion for a project that is rapidly been seen as a fi­nan­cial and eco­log­i­cal dis­as­ter in the mak­ing.

All the hype that has been show­ered on us, can­not counter the cold facts ie. that it is an EU-im­posed project that will be the world’s most ex­pen­sive per mile, it will never re­pay its cap­i­tal cost and will never op­er­ate prof­itably.

In ad­di­tion, it will eco­log­i­cally de­stroy a wide south-north cor­ri­dor, through an Eng­land that can ill af­ford the loss of green space or dam­age to com­mu­ni­ties.

Pe­ter McHugh, Alvechurch, Worces­ter­shire

> Sir Terry Mor­gan

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