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11 Mar 2012

Jenny Jones calls for wasteful HS2 to be stopped

Responding to concerns voiced by Ealing residents that they are being ignored by the government in the High Speed 2 planning process but also applicable to residents in South Kilburn and the Kensal Traingle area, Green Party London Mayoral candidate Jenny Jones said:
HS2 is unpopular, a waste of money, poorly conceived and should be stopped immediately.

Residents and other opponents to the scheme are right to feel aggrieved over having their opinions, and their quality of life, completely ignored.

Many people will be forced to move from their homes to make way for HS2, and the government seems intent on pursuing the project despite the substantial human, financial and environmental cost.

Investment in public transport is essential but it must be done in a way that benefits everyone. Unless transport within London is improved, any gains on journey times made by high speed services to the capital will be lost on the platform of Euston tube station.

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