horizon wrote:More heart-wrenching news about this obscene project (a project that has nothing to do with improving people's lives but everything to do with profiting from contracts all promoted under the under the risible guise of technological improvement):
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ork-to-hs2
+2 for your signature:
*hs2: an obscenity built on greed and welcomed by the stupid*
I love railways, used to work on one but I do not want this
The same has happened in Germany, one may still travel by train through the wonderful Rhein Gorge but there is a speedygonzales line direct from Frankfurt/M to Koeln, the train goes so fast one gets dizzy trying to enjoy the landscape, there are lots of cuttings and tunnels, lots of people commute long distances. Because they can
Fewer long-distance trains use the Rhein line now, lots more freight trains run there 24/7, the noise drives the locals mad
Its the economy, economic growth, stupid!