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To: The Secretary of State for Transport
Oppose high speed rail link HS2
Redirect the vast sums of money set aside for HS2 to the existing rail networks, which are in desperate need of improvement to cope with the already overwhelming numbers of passengers who are crammed into our trains like cattle.
Why is this important?
HS2 is merely a politicians' vanity project.
With passenger numbers forecast to increase even further, the aim of current and future rail improvements should be to increase train, stations and line capacity; to make life more bearable for current and future passengers, not to shave half an hour off a single route from London to the north.
There are already many environmental opponents to this vast waste of taxpayers money. Surely a majority of taxpayers would support using rail money in a far more efficient way.