Excellent Viv, thank you, I was just looking through the forum for info. I want to learn about Curzon Street Station.
To put things into perspective, 175 mph is 256 feet per second!I have no idea how many folk here have traveled at high speed other than flight
I haven driven a car off the clock at 175 mph on the road another time I drove a car flat out over a long bridge here in Tampa Bay 170+ you can not look out the side windows because you can not focus on anything.
Lamp posts become a blur looking forward works because you can focus
. So from what I read there will be many tunnels and a good portion of the line will be a cut, so most will travel in a green gully
No looking out over the green country and enjoying the view
The idea of this has no appeal to me
For many we will not see this project through, i feel that any thing after Birmingham may not get built at all, this could be another Concord (edit) marvelous but with limited use
Lyn, the lack of profit will be a tax increase or higher prices. The sad thing about all of these ideas while the intention is good, the patient died!no doubt the cost of building HS2 will get higher and higher as most ventures do but for years now i have wondered just how long it will be before the london to birmingham line will show a profit..thats if it ever does of course..only time will tell..