Ask your MP not to waste our money on HS2
Our railways are in crisis but MPs will soon vote for the final time on spending what will be at least £55.7 billion on the wrong plan: High Speed 2 (HS2).
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn (1) support it but just 1% of the public say HS2 is their top spending priority (2).
HS2 is likely to attract economic activity away from the North of England. There are far less expensive ways of providing the capacity and connectivity needed in our rail network.
The government has ignored expert opinions and stronger plans for too long. And the economic, environmental and human costs are vast (3).
- Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell plan to whip Labour into backing HS2
- ComRes opinion poll April 2015
- Letter to Chris Grayling – Secretary of State for Transport, from 54 academics and transport professionals – October 2016