Monday, November 16, 2009

Political Consensus Over High-Speed Rail?

Photo by cod_gabriel

You may or may not have seen this report on the proposed High Speed rail line in yesterday's Politics Show. I missed it yesterday so I don't know if it even ran on the Scottish edition of the programme.

Basically they "reveal" that it will in fact be two lines - one up the East to Edinburgh and one up the West to Glasgow. The government are trying to get a cross-party consensus on it so that the line will be built no matter who is in power next year.

It all sounds good, but I have my usual caveat when discussing this High Speed Line - start building it from the North, so that the government doesn't get cold feet when the costs start spiralling and give up on it half-way.

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