Massive economic benefits predicted. Isle of Wight's North/South divide solved at a stroke. Could be fully operational by 2045. Cost would be "less than £20bn". Opportunity to reduce costs by using second-hand rails from Dawlish.
Isle of Wight bids for "HS3" - superfast train link between Ryde and Shanklin.
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Enough funny ideas there for a longer piece.
If only I could be arsed to do a proper job...
Could be fully operational by 2045
Last service, 2130 (2115 on sundays)
Why not propose a Solent tunnel, scheduled for completion just before the IOW gains its independence - or becomes an integral part of Russia?
and by 2045 that should be enough to pretty much cross the island
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