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High speed rail: no fast track fix

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2011) High speed rail: no fast track fix. Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (01 Aug 2011). Website.

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The Transport Secretary, writing in the Telegraph to mark the end of the public consultation, claims that high speed rail is "the fast track fix for bridging the North-South divide". A clever, but completely misleading, headline. The article itself is more tempered ('tackling a divide that has lasted for generations is no easy task') but still makes big claims for the potential impact of high speed rail. I remain to be convinced, so this seems a good moment to rehearse the arguments.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
What Works Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
T Technology > TF Railroad engineering and operation
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 12:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:37

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