The aptly named Mr Walker, HS2 and Network Rail’s development director for Euston, has; according to The Telegraph, declared that “design work on the station has been “stopped” because HS2 “simply couldn’t get the costs and benefits of the scheme to balance in an affordable way.”
“Euston we have another problem!”
This unsurprising development may well mean that HS2 will now start in Birmingham and end somewhere outside of London, with passengers carrying their luggage the final few miles. Is this the government’s answer to the obesity crisis?
Proof if it were ever needed that the government had decided that the HS2 project really was nothing to do with saving time on train journeys.
It has also been suggested that the train journey could terminate at a new “Boris Bike Center” at Hillingdon, where passengers could easily cycle into the city and be the envy of their colleagues. Our sources suggest that various cycles may be available, including the “new for HS2 four seater tandem”. This “businessman’s special” would enable commuters to hold business meetings “al fresco” while negotiating their way through the morning traffic.
Such “out of the box” thinking is what is making modern Britain great, demonstrating that our politicians really are “in touch with ordinary people” and are able to provide a novel solution for those not wishing to waste valuable time while travelling to work.
Buzz looks forward to the colourful spectacle of Lycra wearing businessmen, boarding the train at Meadowhall and New Street, with rucksacks on their backs.
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