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Rail protesters in festival rally

THE Burton Green HS2 Action Group will be holding a Festival and Rally on Sunday July 4 from 2pm - 5pm.

THE Burton Green HS2 Action Group will be holding a Festival and Rally on Sunday July 4 from 2pm - 5pm.

The group is working with 35 other action groups and HS2 Action Alliance protesting against plans for High Speed Rail.

The event will see a marching band, procession, rally on the Greenway and events and afternoon tea in the Village Hall.

Action Group Chairman Jerry Marshall said: “HS2 will increase CO2 emissions, destroy the Greenbelt, and cost taxpayers an average £1,600 each.

“Furthermore, the economic case is based on flawed passenger demand projections. The result will inevitably be a repeat of HS1, which recently halved train lengths and is being sold off at a 70 per cent discount.”

 

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