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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: It is not we who say there is no business case for the link between High Speed 1 and High Speed 2; it is actually High Speed 2 that says that. It proposes to use the North London line, which is one of the most successful railways in the country in terms of customer satisfaction and punctuality, and putting High Speed 2 along that line would potentially jeopardise that. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk from Euston to St Pancras. People in Paris walk between Gare du  Nord and Gare de l’Est. I do not see that there is any need for a link that would disrupt suburban rail travel in London.