* items include readers letters

30 SEPTEMBER 2013

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 30 SEPTEMBER 2013

HS2 London problems

A Treasury-led task force scrutinising the proposed high-speed rail line between London and the north would consider axing the most expensive last few miles of the route into Euston, according to Lord Deighton, infrastructure minister, as reported in The Financial Times. 

Asked if he would look at scrapping the last 7km of tunnel that takes trains from a proposed new station in west London, called Old Oak Common, to Euston, Lord Deighton said: “Looking at opportunities to do things more efficiently is something we are prepared to consider”.

If the Euston section were abandoned, the line would instead start and terminate at Old Oak Common, which will be connected to central London by the west-to-east Crossrail line, already under construction.  The Old Oak Common site (which most recently housed the Eurostar engineering train sheds) is sited between the Willesden Junction complex and Wormwood Scrubs.  Surface access is very poor with a single track road to one of the busiest sections of the A40. www.hs2.org.uk

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk