[Talk-GB] HS2 phase 2a preferred route

Paul Berry pmberry2007 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 08:25:37 UTC 2016

I would say don't plot it if the route's not at all certain. You might even
meet mapping vandalism if you laid down routes in Sheffield: it's an
extremely touchy subject there. We don't know if it's going to take a city
centre route or spur from the Don Valley route yet so unless things change
the current relation still stands:


On 6 December 2016 at 22:15, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29/11/2016 19:19, Andy Robinson wrote:
>> As it happens the Phase 2b shape files are available. Just rather buried
>> under an obscure filename.
>> I'll post again once I've made the route updates for 2b (Manchester &
>> Leeds)
> Which routes do the 2b updates have for north and south of Sheffield?
> North of Sheffield I suspect things are fairly nailed down; south of
> Sheffield not so much - there's a broad-brush recommendation in
> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-2b-summ
> ary-of-route-refinements , but I've not seen detailed plans of that yet
> and the "consultation" is open until next year (though the previous
> "options report" https://www.gov.uk/government/
> publications/hs2-sheffield-and-south-yorkshire-report-2016 gave a pretty
> clear steer towards one option - but again, no detailed route plan yet).
> In answer to Dave and Dan - I'd be the first person to say "don't map
> stuff that doesn't exist yet and may not exist", but in the case of a lot
> of the HS2 route it is (a) very likely to happen and (b) quite clear where
> it will happen.  However where plans have been overtaken by politics and
> where (a) and (b) are not necessarily the case I don't think it does make
> sense to have it in OSM.
> Cheers,
> Andy (a different one)
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