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11 Jan 2012 09:01:35

Engineers: HS2 – "a new railway fit for the 21st century"



Commenting on the HS2 decision announced today, chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) HS2 Expert Panel, Steve Hayter, said: "We agree that the opportunity should be taken to invest in a new railway that is fit for the 21st century – significantly increasing capacity, strengthening connectivity between our city-regions and boosting the UK economy in the long term. The time to invest is now and we endorse the government's strategy.

"Going forwards, a robust and effective high speed railway that achieves the environmental and economic aims must have the very strongest commitment and support, both politically and financially. Government should also now develop an integrated transport policy that serves the nation’s future transport needs – HS2 in itself can only form part of that plan and ideally should not be developed in isolation."

Commenting on the decision to tunnel, Hayter added: "Government's willingness to exploring different engineering options to minimise the impact on those communities affected must be welcomed. Tunnelling on this scale is a proven, effective engineering solution with many advantages. Engineers will now stand ready to do what they do best – overcoming any challenges and ensuring the project succeeds."


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