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posted by THROBGOBLINS INTERNATIONAL. @ 7:32 AM
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I have to say, I'd be reasonably happy with this outcome, under certain proviso's that I think the airlines would murder me for:1 - Direct trains to Paris/Brussels, which is actually incredibly easy (involves thing known as North of London line).2 - Direct high-speed trains to Bristol, Manchester and Birmingham (easily achievable via Reading, with some upgrading, though Manchester faster via North of London, upgrade at Willesden Jnc).2a - Direct high-speed trains to Leeds and Newcastle, poss also Edinburgh. North of London needed, but no connection available, and likely to need to turn into Kings Cross and then reverse North.3 - Enforced ability to through-ticket from flights to trains, with advanced purchase discounts on both portions.4 - A ban on all flights from London to all above destinations as the rail links become available. I understand this would wipe about 25% of flights off, if intermediate stops are included.Sadly, I believe the problem is really that they intend to create a hub for low-speed, middle-distance trains, making connecting flights equally quick.
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