HS2 plans require 'huge number' of weekend line closures, say campaigners

HS2 plans require 'huge number' of weekend line closures, say campaigners

HS2 Ltd paper reveals estimate of 183 weekend closures of a day’s duration or longer to allow for construction of London-Birmingham route

Construction of Britain’s second high-speed rail link will lead to the closure of several lines for up to 33 weekends and Euston station for 19 weekends, campaigners have said.

Figures from HS2 Ltd, the public body responsible for developing and promoting the plans for a new London-to-Birmingham line, show that proposed closures include those of the west coast mainline near Lichfield for 31 weekends, the Derby-to-Birmingham line for 32 weekends and 33 weekend closures at Old Oak Common affecting Crossrail and the Great Western mainline.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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