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


I do not think that we are far apart Mr Wakehan. I do agree that there are worrying signs of far too many flawed designs in recent years. Yes, things have always sometimes gone wrong (Ronan Point (1968), Summerland (1973), Abbeystead (1984), Heathrow Tunnel 1994, etc) but I remain uneasy. I did say in my original comment that I would like to think that HS2 "would do everything they could to stop something going wrong in the first place." I also cannot see that nothing new can be built. I am wary of us being too short-sighted in saying no to HS2 but I struggle to accept any comparison between keeping speeds to say 125-140mph compared with those in the early 19th Century who claimed something like "people would die if they travelled at 30mph". We need to move forward but in a more sustainable way and one which is more balanced towards the cities of northern England. Jeffrey (an Engineer again) - my comments come up as "industrial professional" as it is entered via the IHS.

Posted date

22 January, 2020

Posted time

10:58 am