Sensible move

Sensible move

Sensible move

Published in Letters by

THE HSUK alternative (The Press, May 21 ) devised by Quentin Macdonald and Colin Elliff sounds a much more sensible proposition than the ruinous HS2, but it has one major drawback.

It is the idea of two railway experts, a railway civil engineer and a railway consultant, who actually know what they are talking about and work in the industry.

Such knowledge and expertise would never do for the office-bound, faceless, pen-pushing time-servers who occupy the positions of power in central government departments.

The hilarious TV programme Yes Minister is still as relevant today as it was in the 1980s. Never forget that central government and its departments are run primarily for the benefit of those who work there, and if there is any benefit for the rest of us, well, that is a bonus.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington, York.

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2:24pm Fri 23 May 14

Pinza-C55 says...

And it's not expensive enough. If it cost twice as much as HS2 the government would probably embrace it. Plus construction firms would make more from it and I would never dream of suggesting that government ministers were major shareholders in those construction firms because that would be libellous.
And it's not expensive enough. If it cost twice as much as HS2 the government would probably embrace it. Plus construction firms would make more from it and I would never dream of suggesting that government ministers were major shareholders in those construction firms because that would be libellous. Pinza-C55
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10:33am Tue 27 May 14

old_geezer says...

I looked through their website. Why haven't these ideas been taken seriously? At 360kph it's still high-speed rail, but with huge advantages over HS2 at lower cost.
I looked through their website. Why haven't these ideas been taken seriously? At 360kph it's still high-speed rail, but with huge advantages over HS2 at lower cost. old_geezer
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