June 25: HS2 set to be a white elephant

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From: B Murray, Halifax Road, Grenoside, Sheffield.

From: B Murray, Halifax Road, Grenoside, Sheffield.

I BELIEVE the building of the new HS2 line is not a good idea. I think that the cost of the bridges and structures will be enormous and that it will end up in Hertfordshire as a very expensive “white elephant”, not to mention the destruction of the countryside.

I feel that the money could be spent more wisely on improving the existing network and stations.

From: Diana Priestley, Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

SO David Miliband is head of the International Rescue Committee in New York according to Tom Richmond (The Yorkshire Post, June 20). Long may he remain there.