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Road hauliers refute HS2 cancellation boon

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Cancelling HS2, Britain’s high-speed railway project, will not necessarily benefit road hauliers, say industry insiders. The announcement by the UK Prime Minister that the project would be cancelled beyond Birmingham by stopping work on the section between there and Manchester will have knock-on effects on network capacity. Those effects spill onto rail freight, too, with no new paths vacated by trains that would have migrated to the new line.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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