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All aboard? Parties disagree over high speed rail route

The government is recommending a new high-speed rail network, featuring 250mph trains on new line between London and Birmingham, with a future extension to northern England and Scotland.

But the idea has been on and off for five years and now there is political disagreement about routes, funding, and the environmental impact.

Newsnight's Kirsty Wark is joined by Transport Secretary Lord Adonis, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesman Norman Baker and Shadow Transport Secretary Theresa Villiers to see how the parties line up.

Broadcast on Thursday 11 March 2010.

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