From our Swindon Correspondent:
“So up to 2050 (the critical deadline for achieving nearly zero emissions) HS2 is a carbon burden on the country. It doesn’t save carbon at all.” The company says it is working on smarter designs to reduce the carbon impact of the materials it uses.
With each incremental improvement, that 65 years is going to get pushed out, as less physical meetings happen. We might even reach the point before then that the whole service is operationally not viable.