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The Christ Stokes Column - Crossrail recalls perils of cutting investment when demand appears to be falling

2021 started in lockdown, and ended with the dramatic spread of the omicron variant. According to DfT’s statistics, passenger journeys had slowly climbed back up to the dizzy height of 72% of pre-pandemic levels in late November, but then we were told to work from home again, and volumes dropped to little more than 50%, with commuting collapsing once more.

Minister defends plans for £100m HS2 study after Leeds is cut from route

Rail Minister Wendy Morton said it is “absolutely right” that the Government should spend another £100m on a study which will determine how HS2 trains can reach Leeds, after the city was cut from the route for the high-speed line.

Wednesday, 05 January 2022

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