Evening Standard: £30bn rail link to put Sheffield within three hours of Paris
BBC: Proposals for speed rail link
Read also this well research page: High Speed Rail to the North on alwaystouchout.com andTHE IMPACT OF HIGH SPEED RAIL ON HEATHROW AIRPORT on Greengauge21.
From the 2M Group website:
High Speed North - Joining up Britain
2M Group has published a new study which looks at how a new high speed
rail network could link major cities throughout the UK and provide
direct routes to Europe.
The proposals would join Heathrow to this new rail network – removing the need for most domestic flights.
It would link UK cities to Europe with, in many cases, a travelling time of less than four hours.
The proposals have been published by 2M as part of its contribution to the growing debate on alternatives to aviation growth.
You can also download some of the more detailed workings of the report's author.
Principles of high speed rail (126 kb)
Read my previous posts on the subject under the tag Heathrow.
Finally, listen to this BBC report showing the collusion between the DfT, BA and BAA:
Heathrow plans 'not biased'