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Railways: 'Patch and mend' versus HS2

The government is expected to give permission for a new high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham.

Mike Thomson reports on the economic arguments for and against high speed rail.

And architect of the project, Lord Adonis, explains why he does not believe "patch and mend" projects on the existing network will not meet the country's transport needs.

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