I’M delighted that the M6 Toll Road is failing, because if it had succeeded we would have had toll roads all over Britain, and it’s bad enough now with fuel prices and road tax, without any more expenses on movement in Britain.
Once again it proves that so many of our transport ministers have known little knowledge when it comes to forward planning our transport needs, the M6 toll motorway is symbolic of confused political policy when it comes to managing our transport needs, and I have to draw the comparison between the M6 Toll Road and the HS2.
S T Vaughan, Glastonbury Road, Yardley Wood
Taking the strain
ABOUT three weeks ago now my son caught an early evening train back to Stoke University from Birmingham New Street, having booked a ticket in advance which should entitle you to a seat he had to stand all the way from Birmingham to Stoke.
Surely the vast amount of money waiting to be wasted on WS2 would be better spent upgrading the current shabby poor value-for-money services we currently have to put up with.
Also, when it is finally foisted on us who is going to be able to afford it and would you feel comfortable travelling at vast speeds on something which would be an ‘accident waiting to happen’.
Pat Joyce, Via e-mail
I THOUGHT the road show was poor despite the advisors being helpful, with enlightening interactive maps. So why describe it as poor?
The main reason for using this term is because the answers to searching questions about noise, environment, economic and practical issues were inconclusive.
More work would be required after a decision on HS2. The public cannot make personal impact assessments without the facts.
For example, the first level of noise intrusion is set at 3dB, which represents a doubling of the noise level, yet the level of screening in an area is still unknown. The same applies to environmental impact assessments they are yet to be completed before the real effect on the countryside is known.
I have always felt that this railway is a railway to nowhere (based on land mass covered). I see nothing here to change my mind.
Anyone uncertain about how they will be affected by this project then they may consider opposing it.