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HS2. Is it worth it and who stands to benefit from it the most?

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by geordiecolin, Jul 18, 2017.

    Jul 18, 2017
  1. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Sells powdered water in the Gobi CAG PABnononaccred mm4

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    West Sussex
    The HS2 rail project is designed to speed up rail links between London and Birmingham and was estimated to cost £48 Billion. It has now been claimed that a report completed last summer has been suppressed by our government because the report now estimates that that price has doubled to over £104 Billion.
    Is it worth it? Who is going to benefit from it and will it have any impact on parts of the Country that it does not touch?
    I view these projects as cash cows for the elite to make money and government ministers and officials to receive kick backs at some point for commissioning contracts.

    What do you think about it?
     
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  3. DreamRJ

    DreamRJ Out of this world! MM webmeister

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    My 2 pennies worth are as follows:

    First point and answer to your question is it worth it?
    Answer: Yes and no.

    Second point answer to your question who will benefit?
    Answer: The next generations to come will.

    Is it overpriced?
    Answer: Yes well and truly overpriced.

    Should it be abandoned?
    Answer: No although i don't agree with the amount it has costed and how long it will take and the amount of buildings and areas that will be consumed by more infrastructure, The benefits of it do outway the negatives and as i said it certainly is catering for the next generations more so than the likes of us middle aged and older people who might not ever get to actually take a ride on it.

    But if it helps future generations then why not. I know people will argue austerity and all that jazz and the money could have been used elsewhere, but infrastructure is always needed to be invested in.
     
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  5. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    I think it's a complete and utter, totally insane waste of money :mad:
    I don't know the figures, but how much does it shave off the journey time from London to Birmingham... 30 minutes?
    For 100 BILLION? How much will the tickets be??? :eek:

    That money should be spent on updating and repairing our existing crap, pot-hole filled roads, Education & the NHS.
    Every time I hear the term HS2, I want to vomit :puke:

    KK
     

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