Extending Britain’s high speed lines

clipped from www.journallive.co.uk

A HIGH-speed rail link to the North-East could be a step closer as an influential engineering firm investigates extending the Paris to London line.

A consultant for Arup has revealed the company is expecting to know by spring the results of a feasibility study which could see it lobbying the Government to extend the current track out of St Pancras.

Arup was responsible for the design, procurement and construction management of the Eurostar link between Paris and London, known as High Speed 1. The research will look into the costs of extending the line to Heathrow, up to Birmingham and on to Scotland.

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