scribblings by Paul Mison.



quote 10:12:07
“ the conventional train services in many European countries are nothing like as good as those on what was British Rail’s InterCity network. We already have four trains per hour between the capital and Birmingham, taking just 90 minutes ”

Christian Wolmar in the Guardian on the new plans¹ for a high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham and beyond.

It’s a good point, and it explains why we’ve been able to make do and mend until now.

¹ Actually, not so much a plan as an announcement of a study, which will report in due course, then go before Parliament. No wonder things feel like they make the news five times before they really happen.