Does your country have any big infrastructure projects lined up?
No, but we should, there are plenty of big things we could do to improve this country. Like a massive alternative energy project or something.
Why not make our roads useful, and turn them into solar power generators or something of the sort.
This one isn't that big in terms of money, but it has the potential to be big. The first ever British spaceport will be built around 2018
you do realise that solar roadways has been been debunked multiple times?
All of their marketing is absolute bullshit and even a one mile stretch of highway in Arizona would take like 50 years to pay off. And that's assuming that there's no clouds in those 50 years
We've got Rail Baltica but the building will only start in 2020.
Yes for example we have the pic related. And for all I know most European countries and especially UK is pretty butthurt about this.
Yes but it will only be used for civil transportation and tourism after that project. All others will have to go through the new waterway.
This wont allow us to have a upper hand militarily but right now we are not earning a penny from Bosporus and if this project becomes real it will probably make ten time more money then Panama Channel
Yes, the Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany. When it's done it'll be the world's longest underwater tunnel
Crossrail is ebin 2bh
>by 2018, 140 trains will depart from Farringdon every hour
The govt. should be borrowing to finance more infrastructure projects desu.
>Any infrastructure projects involving our bureaucratic NIMBY-infested shithole
>Ever having less than 5x the initial/planned cost and duration
Kek I doubt we'll live to see this getting done desu
There'll be both train and car track
Citybanan commuter rail tunnel under Stockholm. Will increase capacity at the "Wasp's Waist" and will affect 80% of the rail traffic in Sweden one way or the other.
Delayed for 25 years before construction start because "expensive", the real reason being to have it finished slightly before the gigantic motorway bypass so that planners could claim the motorway helped. The commuter trains have 2 travellers per seat during rush hour, while the motorways only have 0.25 passengers per seat.
The tunnel itself enters service at the end of 2017, but won't reach full capacity until 2025 when local and regional trains get fully separated on the last of the branches. And possibly even later as capacity problems move farther out of town because some faggot decided to cheap out and build single-track railroads in the 1990s.
Of course, while the north/south motorways are clogged during rush hour, and the motorway bypass will take some of the load, it's just terribly overengineered with its 60km of tunnels. Rebuilding a bundle of country roads farther out of town would have cost a fraction of the 3-7G€ and still taken care of the elusive "long distance road freight".
In fact, the acess tunnels alone are long enough to be the southward extension of the Metro Blue line planned in the 1960s (a project that only started to move last year).
Oh you don't know how ridiculous shit here is.
The bare existence of words such as "Palnfeststellungsverfahren" which no other language has equivalents of should be telling enough.
Then you have ecofascists (in this case worried about muh 3 fish that could potentially get confused in their swimming patterns), neighbours, ferry lobbyists etc etc
I love people with such attitudes "Stop nuclear energy yay!... What, a wind turbine in a 10km radius of my house? Not with me!"
My favourite infrastructure fail examples are those two:
>Started in 2007, scheduled for opening 2010, now for 2017+
>Initial cost about €80M, now €800M+
>Started 2006, scheduled for opening 2007, now for 2017+
>Initial cost about €1.7G, now €7G+ (actual current cost projection is even classified!)
Somebody nuke this infrastructural disaster of a shithole
>You see maps like this and realise that Westminster really hates the South West and Wales. Why don't we get cool shit and better trains?
How many people live in Wales?
How many people live in the South West?
And the rest of England?
Ever heard of something called proportionality?
Finally there's the national HSR project, specifically designed to be so expensive it'll never take off.
The south west is the most NIMBY place on the entire planet, full of old rich people who want to live in peace and isolation. The great Western being electrified is unlikely as it is
>Some critics have stated that Turkey aims to by-pass the Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Turkish Straits and attain greater autonomy with respect to the passage of military ships from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara Stratfor characterized the announced $10 billion USD construction budget and initial operating date of 2023 as being "not realistic for a project of this magnitude.
But can you give me one reason we would have a problem with that? I follow the news and have never seen this canal mentioned. It seems to me that Russia, if anyone, is the country which might have problems with this, because they have territory on the Black Sea and a base in the Med. The UK only has bases in the Med. Sea, so why should we care about this canal?
>And it's where many of the the Islamist Dictator talks come from.
That's about the freedom of speech stuff, and Islamism doesn't exactly have a great reputation here. These criticisms are quite normal of any country which erodes freedom of speech including our own.
Sounds to me like you just want more attention from us.
>American association of civil engineeers
Not sur ewhy you're so insecure about this issue desu, it's widely known that US national infrastructure is in a sorry state, not to mention municipal public transport.
Literally takes me 2 hours to get out the county, the southwest is a fucking ball bag. So one needs to build a fucking motorway down here....I guess that would just make it easier for the cockneys to come and buy all our property up for their 1 week of holidays a year though.
>cockneys to come and buy all our property up for their 1 week of holidays a year though.
that's why HS2 is a shit
It will make people furtherer outside of London look for jobs inside London
But saying that transport in the North is like Switzerland compared to the South West and Wales