28 Jan '13, 12pm

CBT support HS2 investment - needs to be part of long-term transport strategy - rail not roads #HS2 #savecombehaven

Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed Government plans for High Speed 2 but has warned that it must be part of a wider transport strategy. Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport said: "We're pleased the Government is backing rail, and that the focus is now on greater capacity rather than very high speeds. But HS2 can't be planned in isolation - it needs to be linked to the rest of the transport network and to wider plans.” Stephen Joseph continued "The HS2 announcement comes as bailiffs evict protesters from the line of a link road at Hastings, which is just the first of many big new roads being promoted and funded by the Government. We'd like to see the Government follow this announcement today by backing away from road building and firmly supporting rail and public transport to tackle transport problems. We are however concerned about some lo...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/28-jan-HS2

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