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NI-Scotland rail tunnel would boost economy

Christmas is a time when families all over the United Kingdom come together. Rail is very much the social glue in this context.

For this reason, Northern Ireland should be linked directly to Scotland via a rail tunnel.

This would enable Belfast to be linked directly to London by HS2 and to be linked directly with Glasgow and Edinburgh via a Scottish HS3.

The challenges post-Brexit mean a major upgrading of United Kingdom-wide infrastructure.

A new rail tunnel would enable both passengers and goods to board trains at Belfast directly bound for continental European counterparts.

Also, a rail tunnel stands to gain more business for Northern Ireland ports due to its proximity to the great circle route.

JOHN BARSTOW

Pulborough, West Sussex

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