Friends of the Earth: High speed rail leaves ordinary commuters high and dry

Craig Bennet, Friends of the Earth's director of policy and campaigns, comments on high speed rail
Craig Bennet, Friends of the Earth's director of policy and campaigns, comments on high speed rail

Craig Bennet, Friends of the Earth's director of policy and campaigns, comments on high speed rail:

“We need to revolutionise travel away from roads and planes – but pumping £32 billion into high speed travel for the wealthy few while ordinary commuters suffer is not the answer.

“High Speed rail has a role to play in developing a greener, faster transport system, but current plans won’t do enough to cut emissions overall – Ministers should prioritise spending on improving local train and bus services instead.

“Just a fraction of the massive budget for High Speed 2 would rescue the 30,000 solar jobs under threat from Government cuts – investment of this kind would take us a lot further, faster to a safe and prosperous future.”


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