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'14 years' rail plan disruption

An alternative to the HS2 would result in 14 years of weekend rail closures that would "cripple" the three main routes to the north, according to a Government commissioned report out today.

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Bob Crow slams 'political posturing' over HS2

Bob Crow, general secretary of transport union RMT, has described the latest HS2 developments as "political posturing" designed as a smokescreen to delay investment in Britain's existing railways.

Britain's rail system has been dumped in the slow lane for two decades under both main parties through the twin evils of private profiteering and political inertia on key investments like high speed rail.

Today we see that they are back at it again and while the political class carry on showboating we slide further behind the rest of Europe on rail modernisation.

– Bob Crow, general secretary of transport union RMT

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