High speed rail has been expanding across the European Union since the 1980s, with several countries investing heavily in new lines capable of operating at over 170 mph. In 2010 the British government published proposals for a new high speed rail link that would connect the north and south of England, as well as providing faster and more efficient transport for Britain. It caused a large amount of controversy with many people opposing the route. The HS2 rail link will run between London and Birmingham passing across approximately 140 miles of rural England. Traveling along the proposed route I have captured the areas that will be affected by the line to see how the landscape will be altered.
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