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Britain needs high-speed lines, not Victorian-era railways

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/01/2010

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Mark Bostock

"By focusing on the perceived mismanagement of today's rail system, Simon Jenkins blinds himself to the opportunities presented by high-speed rail (High-speed rail will bleed us all for a few rich travellers, 6 January).

"History proves that connectivity drives economic prosperity. Yes, gargantuan projects "cost a lifetime of money", while privatisation and over-regulation have left railways "wildly expensive to build and run". The danger is that the difficulty of moving around our congested little island may push us into a spiral of economic decline."

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"Britain needs high-speed lines, not Victorian-era railways", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 27/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/britain-needs-high-speed-lines-not-victorian-era-railways