Articles: September 2016

PTN Document

Timetabling HS2

28 September 2016

HS2 Ltd has only published simplistic diagrams of its services that do not enable interested parties to understand the proposals relevant to their area. Even more importantly, those with professional knowledge cannot test whether plans for the infrastructure are appropriate with regard to junction and station capacity and the likelihood of conflicts and the need for compromises. The absence of a properly-validated operational timetable is concerning, given the high risk of costly errors in infrastructure specifications and of changes to the proposals that could disappoint certain places and weaken the business case. It is indefensible that for a scheme costing at least £57 billion a timetabling exercise that need cost no more than £100,000 has not been commissioned.

A briefing note on the issues  > 

Timetabling HS2.pdf

A commentary from Germany      > 

Andersen paper.pdf


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