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To: The Secretary of State for Transport

Oppose high speed rail link HS2

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.

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Reasons for signing

  • This is one day needed. However in my eyes the priority should be links easy to west as they are far and few between. This would help and make a start to saving emissions on freight being distributed around the country and help with traffic levels. Then in the future HS2 can be re-opened. Let’s do what’s needed first. Links up and down aren’t so bad in my eyes.
  • Waste of money
  • The loss of so many jobs in Leeds and the destruction of many habitats near Swillington.

Updates

2014-03-04 19:23:00 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2013-07-04 10:45:02 +0100

500 signatures reached

2013-06-27 13:31:57 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-06-27 11:52:53 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-06-27 10:54:32 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-06-24 12:38:06 +0100

10 signatures reached