The West Country and HS2

Rail lines to and from the West Country are currently closed, completely cutting off the area from the rest of the country, with no real idea of when they will be open again.

People in the area were already concerned that HS2 would make them more isolated than previously and that they would lose out economically from HS2.

Here is a collection of clips with views about these issues from the South West.

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One comment to “The West Country and HS2”
  1. More work needed to make current daily rail travel less prone to land slips and trees falling. Engage HS2 people with and back to Network Rail and get realistic about the vulnerabilities of what exists today. Provide the Environmental Audit Committee with the facts from your local review of the HS2 Route 3 phase 1 please. Their contact details are:

    Environmental Audit Committee
    14 Tothill Street
    House of Commons
    London SW1H 9NB
    Telephone: 020 7219 6150
    Email: eacom@parliament.uk

    Simon Fiander – Committee Clerk
    Telephone: 020 7219 0715
    Email: fianders@parliament.uk

    Philip Aylett – Second Clerk
    Telephone: 020 7219 1378
    Email: aylettp@parliament.uk

    Richard Clarke – Committee Specialist
    Telephone: 020 7219 2878
    Email: clarkerb@parliament.uk

    Andrew Wallace – Senior Committee Assistant
    Telephone: 020 7219 5776
    Email: wallacea@parliament.uk

    Anna Browning – Committee Assistant
    Telephone: 020 7219 6150
    Email: browninga@parliament.uk

    Press and publicity contact details

    Nicholas Davies – Media Officer
    Telephone: 020 7219 3297
    Email: daviesnick@parliament.uk

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