- 14 Jul 2011
But the new HS2 station will be located quite close to Bham intl, why go to the expense of building a new station for existing WCML services when you already have a station that is linked to the airport by monorail and will provide a quick interchange with HS2.
The monorail is hardly going to provide "quick" connections. Much of the journey time advances of HS2 would be bled waiting for the monorail, travelling on the monorail and then waiting for the connection at the other end.
It would take far longer and be a far greater psychological barrier than crossing a footbridge or the like would be.
Ideally the two track fans would be interlaced so that every HS2 platform was across an island from a classic one heading in the same general direction - North with North and South with South.