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Just before Wendover the route would cross the A413 road and the Chiltern Line Railway on a 600m viaduct, then pass Wendover on the surface before continuing towards Aylesbury on a low, two-and-a-quarter mile viaduct crossing a flood plain.At this point the route topography becomes hillier, though no major structures would be required until west of Southam and east of Warwick where a two-and-a-half mile viaduct would cross a flood plain.Greenpeace transport campaigner Anna Jones said the line must connect to Heathrow in place of a third runway.Green groups also expressed concerns about the impact on rural Warwickshire.Lord Adonis declared: 'The time has come for Britain to plan seriously for high speed rail between our major cities'.He insisted the Government-could 'accommodate' the £2billion a year needed to get the scheme up and running.'The route would proceed largely in tunnel from the M25 as far as Amersham, and then continue to the west of Wendover and Aylesbury, partly in tunnel and partly following the existing A413 and Chiltern Line corridor.'The next section of the route would employ the largely-preserved track-bed of the former Great Central Railway, and continue north to enter Birmingham close to Water Orton.
A 'rebuilt' Euston will be developed as the new London terminal.But sceptics say the plan is an election ploy by Labour - linking London to key marginal seats and onwards to the party's northern Labour strongholds.They say much of the environmental price would be paid by people in rural Tory heartlands.The Government has looked at three optiions for the initial route from London to Birmingham and favours 'option 3' which crosses the Hughenden Valley through the Chiltern Hills - using sections of disused railway from the former Great Central Railway which have lain dormant since the 'Beeching' axe of the 1960s.The Government says the route, which follows the A413 corridor, 'appears best to meet the Government’s objectives for optimising journey times and cost, and for managing impacts on the local environment and communities in an acceptable way.