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Examination of Witnesses

Part of High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 9th July 2013.

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Sarah Hayward: I am not a railway engineer, but people who are think that there are realistic options to explore things such as double deck down, which is a two-tiered track with the classic tracks above and the high-speed tracks below. That is one option; then there are options to move some of the suburban services to other London train stations and reduce the pressure on Euston station in that way. We do not think that all the alternatives have been properly considered. HS2 jumped straight to a proposal that requires it to demolish buildings, homes and businesses on a piece of land the size of the current St Pancras station.