UK: With the government embarked on an extensive programme of public consultation for the proposed High Speed 2 between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, Railway Gazette International will be holding a live debate on Wednesday June 8 to discuss the prospects for high speed rail development in the UK.

Among the topics to be addressed are:

  • What are the main drivers for investing in new railways?
  • How can the UK learn from experience elsewhere?
  • What are the added benefits of high speed over conventional rail?
  • Is there a viable business case?
  • What is the financial return?
  • What lessons can be learned for future high speed rail projects?
  • What are the benefits for the railway supply industry?

Moderated by Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson, the webinar panellists include Jim Steer, from high speed rail lobby group Greengauge21; Jerry Marshall, Chair of AGHAST, a campaign group organising opposition to HS2 and promoting alternatives to high speed rail; and Anton Valk, Chief Executive of Abellio, who will be sharing a train operator’s viewpoint. The panel will be completed by Colin Walton, UK Chairman at Bombardier Transportation.

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