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High-Speed Rail Link Plans Build Up Steam

High-Speed Rail Link Plans Build Up SteamPlans to build a controversial high speed rail link between London and Birmingham look set to get the go-ahead. A new report prepared for ministers by Network Rail – which is in favour of the new link — says alternatives will fail to deal with long-term overcrowding on trains. The 100-mile rail link, due to be completed between 2016 and 2026, aims to cut the journey time between the two cities to 49 minutes.