The next train to London will be ? . . .

The Javelin high-speed train
The Javelin high-speed train
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It was interesting to see that construction of the proposed high speed rail link from London to West Yorkshire will not even start until 2032.

It would be an interesting exercise in statistics to calculate what proportion of the present population will not live to see it open. 
Do you know, when they built the railway from London to Birmingham in the 1830s using picks and shovels it took seven years. When they built the motorway from London to Birmingham using heavy machinery it took twelve years. The proposed high speed rail link between those cities won’t even start for 15 years. Have we, as a society, lost our ability to plan, organise and manage projects?
Lyndon Shearman
Whitwell Grove