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Britain unveils high-speed rail

Britain unveils high-speed railway plans
Associated Press

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne tours Manchester Piccadilly train Station in Manchester, England with Dyan Crowther, Route Managing Director of Network Rail, left, and Alison Monroe, CEO of HS2, Monday Jan. 28, 2013. The British government on Monday unveiled details of new high-speed rail lines linking London to cities in northern England with trains traveling up to 225 miles an hour (360 kph). The government says the project, known as High Speed 2, will be the first new railway built north of London for more than a century, and will be an economic and environmental boon. But opponents claim the plan is too expensive and will ruin tracts of picturesque countryside. (AP Photo/PA, Christopher Furlong) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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