As the title says. I am a supporter of high speed rail in general, but I believe that the current plans for HS2 are far from perfect. Nevertheless I am a (reluctant) supporter of HS2. However, many people are opposed to HS2. Why is this? Reasons I can think of include: Causes fairly significant environmental damage (although significantly less than a motorway!) Is built for speeds twice as fast as what we currently have Isn't a rebuild of an existing alignment Exists entirely so that businessmen and well paid bankers and executives can get to London quicker Is there anything I haven't thought of? Replies from both sides of the debate are welcome.