HS2 re-route to avoid Measham looks worse for Packington
HS2 have published a consultation for a re-route nearer to Packington:
- New route avoids Measham to the East, now comes closer to Packington
- To cross the Sewage Farm on embankment, instead of in a cutting beyond the five-ways junction
- Line elevation seems increased, bringing far more noise. Most of the route near us was to be in cuttings or level; now most of the adjacent track is to be exposed and elevated.
This is a Consultation. We can all respond, by 9th March 2017. Give your input here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-crewe-to-manchester-west-midlands-to-leeds-route-refinement-consultation-2016
Download the full new route details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/567265/C321-MMD-RT-DPP-110-580603.pdf
Here’s an outline map, then detail maps of new (2016) and old (2013) routes with vertical profiles: