[Talk-GB] HS2 phase 2a preferred route

Andy Robinson ajrlists at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 17:50:35 UTC 2016

Andy T,

As far as I can see the new 2b shapefiles now uploaded to OSM are the "confirmed" and "consulting" route sections as shown on page 8 of: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/568502/D1_Route_refinement_consultation_document_FINAL.PDF

Obviously the biggest question is still Sheffield.

Andy R

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Townsend [mailto:ajt1047 at gmail.com] 
Sent: 06 December 2016 22:16
To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] HS2 phase 2a preferred route

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-summary-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" 
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.


Andy (a different one)

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