Banners used to express public views of new high speed rail network
July 30, 2012 by Lyndon
Campaigners in the Hillingdon and Ruislip areas have made their voices heard by using posters and banners to show their opposition to a proposed high speed rail network.
The high speed rail network, or HS2 as it is known, would create a super-fast rail link between London Euston and Birmingham. Local residents are concerned that the construction of this would negatively affect their communities as well as costing the taxpayer in excess of £30bn.
Campaigners against the network have formed a positive action group which has publicised its thoughts on the network using poster and banner printing. Ruislip Manor residents saw these banners and posters dotted around the region. The banners were installed with full planning permission, something that is important to obtain when considering using banner printing, whether this is for campaigning or promoting local businesses.
The Department for Transport is considering the thoughts of HS2 opposition campaigners and recently spoke about this, addressing concerns that the project would be a drain on government spending with comments about improved technology on hand to help avoid overspending.
Network Rail also spoke about the positives of the HS2 rail network, commenting on:
“the jobs, regional regeneration and improved connectivity the project will deliver.”
A recent financial report on HS2 threw a shadow of doubt over the project, but both opposing and supporting groups of HS2 are still yet to agree on how things should progress.
The debate on the HS2 project continues.