Ok, it was nagging at me a bit so I refreshed and updated my background info
Hs2 and the EU
The Eu has funded parts of hs2, and more importantly other more useful (IMO) projects
Do the EU require new tracks generally to meet the hs2 standard, through EU directive 96/48 or any other directive?
BUT The EU DO require that EU member state infrastructure intended to be part of of TEN-R (Trans European Network - Rail) specifically - the EU high speed rail infrastructure
- of course it does - thats the standard for high speed rail interoperability as part of TEN-R
But the overall TEN-T (Trans European Network-Transport) covers a goods and people transportation system via water, rail, road etc etc
Its building a quality network for transport throughout hte EU - like a super spice road
The UK agreed the backbone bit running through the UK although what they have chosen to implement based on that seems primarily little more than a toy for rich folk to travel to London a bit faster - although there could be faster goods transport too - at a cost
eg Get your strawberries to wimbledon quicker ......
With Brexit that UK TEN backbone (HS2) is being bypassed with RoI connecting directly with Norway ... via other than Rail
Bet Scotland's looking at that ...
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