Tuesday, 20 September 2011

So the really fast train is just a means for rich folk to get to London quicker!

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Or that's the view of HS2's main proponent, Philip Hammond, the Transport Secretary:

"Uncomfortable fact number one is that the railway is already relatively a rich man's toy. People who use the railway on average have significantly higher income - simple fact."

So not for the likes of you and me then! And not a great way of improving the North's economy either.

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1 comment:

Julian Dobson said...

I suspect its main economic impact will be to turn Birmingham into London's fifth airport and the west midlands into its back office.