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Following on from yesterday’s blog about the anti Hs2 campaigns false claims of ‘falling’ passenger numbers & no business case for Hs2 I’ve been crunching a few numbers.

When Virgin Trains started running trains on the West Coast Main Line (WCML) in 1997 there were 13.6 million passenger journeys. In 2014 that had increased to 34.5million – an increase of 153.6% or an average of 5.6% per year. The Hs2 business case is based on an annual growth of just 2% per year up to 2039..

We are already far, far ahead of Hs2’s conservative projections – and that’s just because of one TOC on the WCML.

According to the anti Hs2 mob, these people don't exist. (or should just get an earlier train)...

According to the anti Hs2 mob, these people don’t exist. (or should just get an earlier train)…