Historic articles on tunnelling:
Steve Pound has been interviewed on the BBC calling for HS2 to be tunneled under North West London or rerouted.
HS2 TUNNEL UNDER LB EALING LOOKING LIKELY:
Coverage in Ealing's Neigbours' Paper:
Boris Johnson Calls for More HS2 Tunnelling:
Green Party Opposes HS2 in Ealing
We Need Tunnel Too Say Residents - Coverage in the Evening Standard, 2012
Impact of a surface HS2 route through Ealing on the Hanger Lane Gyratory and traffic in North London
A proposal to run a water pipe alongside HS2 was mooted in early 2012 - something which would mean an impact on an even greater number of homes in Ealing
NEAHS2 on why HS2 must be tunneled under North Ealing
'SHOW US MORE RESPECT' SAYS EALING NORTH MP, STEVE POUND
NEAHS2 gives 20 minute presentation at the HS2 Northolt Corridor Community Forum on 28th November 2012 on why tunneling HS2 under Ealing is better for local residents, businesses and the local environment AND better for HS2.
HS2 SAFETY CONCERNS
It is worth noting that the stopping distance for HS2 trains is about 60 football pitches at full speed - 400kph. At 250kph even if the stopping distance is 20 football pitches, that is little consolation in suburban London. This article detailing a high speed train collision in the suburbs of Amsterdam where 60 were injured - 20 seriously - on 21 April 2012:
It is now known that 20 bridges in the London Borough of Ealing would have to be replaced by an overground or surface HS2 route
through Ealing - see the recent BBC news coverage at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19769802
Alison Munroe (CEO of HS2 Ltd) agreed with Ealing Council that HS2 Ltd will carry out a comparative study of HS2 tunneled under Ealing rather than an overground route. See further: http://www.ealinggazette.co.uk/ealing-news/local-ealing-news/2012/08/15/hs2-bosses-to-consider-tunnel-under-ealing-64767-31632131/
The London Assembly’s Health & Environment Committee have agreed to investigate the Environmental impact of HS2 this Autumn.
The Committee are prepared to undertake the task of looking at minimising the environmental impact of the route on those affected parts of London.
Unfortunately, the Mayor isn’t prepared to put his money where his mouth and lend his support to the London boroughs of Camden & Hillingdon in their legal challenges against the HS2.