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TOPIC 17 HIGH SPEED RAIL (HS2)

 

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(20) Open letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond

(19) Open letter to Sir David Higgins 3rd February 2017

(18)  Open letter to Sir David Higgins 23 Jan 2017

(17) Use of business time

16) Passenger forecasts; Government's response to the House of Lord's Economic Affairs Committee.

(15) Evidence to the House of Lords' Economic Affairs Committee, 2014

(14) The HS2 disaster: a summary for MPs: December 2015

(13) THE ECONOMIC CASE BLOWN APART:

Press release 1:  Values of time shot to pieces.

Press release 2:  Percentage on business; the smoking gun.

Letter to Public Accounts Committee:  Who would ever believe a railway man ever again.

Press release 3:  The peculiar sources of the benefits.

Press release 4:  Weasel Words: the costs of HS2 misrepresented,

Press release 5:  HS2 Economic analysis reduced to the absurd.

Press release 6: Economic analysis - more sleight of hand.

Press release 7 Wider economic benefits - what about the losses?

The economic case blown apart: This is a comprehensive paper in support of the above press releases.  It relates particularly to the report by the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords with the title, The Economics of High Speed 2 published on 25th March 2015; HL paper 154.

Spread sheet associated with Appendix 1: providing the 5-day and 7-day percentages on business available from the National Rail Passenger Survey.

Spread sheet associated with Appendix 2: a calculator enabling the effects of various assumptions on the benefit to cost ratios etc. to be examined.

Professor Geddes on the North South Divide - Evidence to Transport Committee 2010-2012

Debts and subsidies to High Speed Rail: Andrew Bodman July 2012

TGV and regeneration in France: Ian Waddell, March 2014

(12) Journey purpose split (AT LAST)

(11) Sir David's "reply" and our response (Note: Sir David's is below our response - scroll, or page down, and find)

(10) OPEN LETTER TO SIR DAVID HIGGINS, Chairman of HS2 Ltd, and many others

(9) TRANSFORMATIONAL AND OTHER BAD JOKES. IS THERE FRAUD.  March 2014

(8) AN UNBELIEVABLE RESULT - January 2012 and October 2013 economic analyses compared January 2014

(7) WIDER ECONOMIC BENEFITS LAUGHED OUT OF COURT AGAIN January 2014 update

(6) HS2 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS LAUGHED OUT OF COURT July 2013

(5) HS2 LETTERS to the press

(4) The DfT's Consulting 2011: The questionsOur response

(3) Council for the Preservation of Rural England CPRE

(2) NOTES FOR MPS 2010

(1) COMMENT and Summary



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