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Examination of Witnesses

Part of High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 11th July 2013.

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Nicola Shaw: Intrusive while it is being built. Thereafter, the goal is that it is not. So quite a lot of what we have been demonstrating to people coming to look at High Speed 1 is actually how well the railway line sits in its environment, and how many of the villages around and about do not even notice that there is a railway line next to them. Certainly, if you come through central London  in the tunnel, if you are above you do not hear the trains coming through. So it is not ongoing issues; it is during the construction process, making sure you minimise the harm.