Okay with a protest march starting today along the route of hs2 and with argyle fans all over the country just thought I would start a topic about peoples opinions on it. I am against it for the following reasons. I dont consider it will help them up North but will just increase the daily commuting area fir London. Birmingham to london will take 50 minutes. Leeds to London 1 hour 30 mins. With them being within the commuter belt it will increase house prices with no long term employment increases.
Currently Leeds to London is 2 hours 30 whereas a similar distance from Plymouth takes 4 hours 30 without the need for buses at Dawlish. At present they estimate the cost to be 170 billion surely it would be better spent improving the existing network over the whole country.