New research looking at the impact HS1 has had on Kent’s visitor economy shows that the high-speed service boosted the county’s economy by almost £73m last year alone, with the total economic impact since 2007 standing at £311m.
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The UK Government’s sale of its 40% share in Eurostar raises £585m for the Exchequer – with a further £172m coming from the sale of its preference share, making a total of roundly £0.75bn. This exceeds handsomely the value expected: … Read more › “Eurostar sale proves the commercial value of British high-speed rail”
Greengauge 21 has recently carried out some research on behalf of the South East Local Transport Board to examine the scope for new high-speed rail services and routes in the south east of England. HS1 was conceived initially as a … Read more › “High Speed Rail in the South East”