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Maybe too little too late, but they have finally figured out that connecting London to Birmingham and Manchester with high-speed rail is long overdue...

Reuters: High-speed rail links may be expanded (Oct 30, 2007)

The government is to look at ways of speeding up rail and motorway links between London, Birmingham and Manchester and has underlined its support for airport expansion in southeast England.

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In a report entitled "Towards a Sustainable Transport System," it raised the possibility of widening motorways, introducing congestion charging schemes in towns and expanding high-speed rail.

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But environmentalists criticised the plans to expand airport capacity while relying on the European emissions trading scheme to deal with growth in aviation's CO2 emissions.



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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 31st, 2007 at 03:49:55 AM EST
Migeru quoting Reuters quoting Whitehall:
it raised the possibility of widening motorways, introducing congestion charging schemes in towns

So a measure designed to make it easier to drive between cities meets a measure designed to make it harder to drive into them.

Inspired.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Oct 31st, 2007 at 06:31:07 AM EST
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it raised the possibility of widening motorways, introducing congestion charging schemes in towns and expanding high-speed rail.

Colour me cynical, but let me guess which one of the three options will be dropped because it's impractical, or because it's too expensive.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 31st, 2007 at 07:30:17 AM EST
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