Re: Rune reading again ...
"HS2 will be an object lesson in how not to build high speed rail."
Starting with the absurd decision not to built it out from Manchester & Birmingham simultaneously. By the time they got near the Chilterns the planning bunfight would be settled and it could be linked into london whilst the northern legs would have been running for several years.
Quality British Planning. Quality British Design, Quality British Service. You have to wonder if the people responsible for this shit spent time in Biritish Leyland manglement before graduating to fucking up railway system deployments.