Good work Andrew Adonis.
I'm very much in favour of HUGE investment in British transport infrastructure. Lord Adonis' plans for this high-speed network, which will also cut flying and thus carbon emissions in theory, have been dismissed as 'insane' by those people who would probably have the most to loose from it. So no surprises there then, the world carries on as usual.
If we could indeed put these plans into place, it would be fantastic and this level of investment might start to bring us somewhere near the standards of somewhere like Germany who are so far ahead of us it's embarressing.