Opens in 2026. Will you use it when it does?
A pointless vanity project that has no practical benefit save maybe freeing up the West Coat Line for freight. And made with Chinese steel?
Typically English it offers nothing of benefit to Scotland or Wales and, in truth, the money would have been better spent making the A47 a dual carriageway its full length or in restoring some of the closed Benching lines as park and ride commuter lines.
I won't use it as the time I'd save I'd more than use up use getting to the new station in Leicestershire from any of the current Leicestershire stations.
... and then some! Various figures are bandied about and £33 billion is very much at the low end of the spectrum. Highest estimate I've seen to date, is £82 billion and I'll bet my pension, they'll go way over that. While I've no problem with Keynesian economic intervention, for it to be effective the money needs to be spent on something of real value.I read the cost will be 33 billion.