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New high-speed trains in the UK will improve efficiency without disrupting the environment.

This article titled “HS2 high-speed rail link gets green light and ‘green’ tunnels” was written by Gwyn Topham, transport correspondent, for The Guardian on Tuesday 10th January 2012 19.29 UTC

The biggest leap forward in Britain’s rail network since the 19th century was announced on Tuesday with a £32.7bn investment in high-speed rail linking London with Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

The transport secretary, Justine Greening, said the HS2 high-speed rail scheme would build critical infrastructure, providing vital capacity and faster journeys on trains carrying up to 1,100 passengers each.

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