The projected cost of building the London to Birmingham section is estimated at £17 Billion.
The time saved on a journey from London to Birmingham is 23 minutes.
Obviously when Manchester and Leeds are incorporated the time saved will be greated but it seems like a lot of money for the times involved.
Besides which I've always believed that the UK's biggest transport problem isn't between cities but within them.
The Saxon cross shaft in Rothley churchyard
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