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269 views • July 11, 2021

High Speed 2: Will £100 BILLION be enough?

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- Book train, bus & flight tickets through the Omio: https://omio.sjv.io/VyNY4k and support our channel. Thanks. - Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/railways_explained ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► Railways Explained aims to establish a WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY of all RAIL LOVERS, WORKERS AND EXPERTS, by creating regular, entertaining, and educational railway content of high quality. ► If you find yourself in at least one of these three groups, support this idea by SUBSCRIBING TO RAILWAYS EXPLAINED. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- - In case you watched the last several videos on Railways explained, you could hear some great stories related to high-speed rail connections between the UK and continental Europe. This includes the construction, operation, and effects of Eurotunnel, the High Speed 1 Project in the UK and France's network of TGV trains. Now, the idea is to talk about one well-known, mega railway project currently undertaken in the UK – High Speed 2. It all starts with The West Coast Main Line (WCML) as one of the most important railway corridors in the United Kingdom, which connects the major cities of London and Glasgow with branches to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Edinburgh. As it is extremely important for the UK's rail system and operated at its full capacity, it was recently concluded that it is impossible to satisfy the existing demand by further improvements on WCML, and that it is rather necessary to build a new and separate passenger dedicated railway line along its route. Thus, the High Speed 2 Project or shortly HS2 was borne, and its „life cycle” is the main topic of this video. The realization of HS2 is planned in two phases. Phase 1 should result in a new high-speed line between London and Birmingham, and Phase 2 in two branches north of Birmingham towards Manchester and Leeds, thus creating a specific "Y" network. The „Y“ network is planned as a double track, with design speeds of 400 km/h (250 mph)! It will be compliant with all European Union Technical Standards of Interoperability, including the signaling, which will be based on the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). If you want to know all about this amazing project, check out our video! Enjoy! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special thanks to our Patrons: David Brandon, Brendan McKeon, Linda Vainomae-Hoffmann, Andrew Saffrey, Myron York, Gerald Brady, Tim McKeoun, and August Bigelow! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Credits: - If you enjoyed this video, SHARE it with your rail-loving friends to help us raise our community, and of course, leave your opinion in the COMMENT section and hit the LIKE button. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ► Stay connected with us on social media: - Facebook: https://facebook.com/RailwaysExplaine... - Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/railways_ex...... igshid=k0tv5loew79e&fbclid=IwAR0Ix2jPPbcUwhArt_iym9vzKgvrUQaLLH_4JkhILyzyY_upCyxTf5qxcwA - Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/railways-...... #HighSpeedTwo #UK #HighSpeedRailway
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