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Homeowner clears legal hurdle in bid to stop ‘catastrophic’ Euston tunnel design


For 'Industry Professional': I believe that HS2 is a 'good idea' - but that it's not being well enough executed. The benefits are a great deal more than a really rather small time saving between London and Birmingham - with the latter station so badly located (and designed as a terminus) that the new high speed service is unlikely to appeal to anyone travelling beyond the immediate confines of Birmingham. The potential benefits for freeing capacity on existing routes - particularly for freight - can't be underestimated, yet have received limited coverage in the media and risk being discounted by both our politicians and the electorate. The architectural treatment of the Euston station development is surely half-baked if it doesn't include the resurrection of the glorious Euston Arch - and as I understand it the current resting place of much or all of the arch's stonework is known. Talk of having resolved the problem when the ground collapsed due to HS1 tunnelling misses the point - if this retaining wall were to collapse onto a train on the WCML outside Euston station all hell would break loose.

Posted date

21 January, 2020

Posted time

2:37 pm