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Astragal: ‘Grotesque and inappropriate’ – it’s a thumbs down for HS2 viaducts


It’s not that the viaducts are ugly, it’s that the project is the whitest of elephants. All that money to save 25 mins door to door? CPOs anyone? Gertcha, as the Whitechapel geezers used to sing. Sorting out the permanent way and management structure, branch lines, structure gauge, traction, etc of the existing network is far more important? It just illustrates that the project is being driven by the concrete contractors? Get a grip and plan the whole system for the benefit of all? A public/private partnership as Christian Wolmar suggests. Come on Lansley. Get on with it, or on your bike. How many times do we have to walk this talk?

Posted date

26 September, 2018

Posted time

11:02 am


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