HS2’s cancellation

We have consistently opposed the project that is HS2, since it was first announced in 2010 and we have always been disappointed others’ ambivalence to it.

We in Warwickshire support the movement away from people in their cars, switching to trains where possible. However, a project that destroys so much of our countryside, that will do little to ease the capacity problems travellers face between the cities HS2 will reach, that will cost so much, really does not warrant our support. In fact, it should attract our opprobrium .

Far better to improve the whole nation’s rail network, ensuring everyone and not just a business elite benefit from a programme of rail renewal.