Britain Unveils High-speed Railway Plans
By Associated Press
The government says the High Speed 2 project will be the first new railway built north of London for more than a century, and will be an economic and environmental boon. But opponents claims it will ruin tracts of picturesque countryside.
The first 140-mile (225-kilometer) stretch of the line, announced last year, will link London to Birmingham, England’s second-largest city.
The Y-shaped section announced Monday will extend to the northern cities of Manchester and Leeds.
Officials say the 32.7 billion pounds ($51 billion) project will create at least 100,000 jobs and cut journey times almost in half.
It is due to be completed by 2032.
Looks like a lot of work forland surveyors coming down the pipe in the UK. Are any of you involved with this project?
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