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Is the UK's high speed rail project a waste of money?

Long-distance train journeys would be cut by more than half an hour, according to advocates of Britain's high speed rail project (HS2).

Trains will travel at speeds of more than 200mph but the project will cost £32bn.

Will getting into the office half-an-hour faster really increase productivity? Or is the project a waste of money?

Rory Cellan-Jones finds out.

Broadcast on Wednesday 20 July 2011

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