NINETEENTH CENTURY RAILWAYS IN THE MIDLANDS: Lessons for HS2
- 25 Mar 2015
Comparing HS2 with Victorian investment suggests that local benefits may be impaired by concentrating traffic on a single station in Birmingham that will have no connections with the local rail network.
That is one of the conclusions of a study of railways and local population growth in the Birmingham region in the nineteenth century. The research by Professor Mark Casson and colleagues will be presented at the Economic History Society’s 2015 annual conference.