After cancelling the northern leg of the HS2 project, Rishi Sunak has just announced plans for an entirely new rail network that features a direct line to Rwanda. The plans released outline how the money saved on HS2 can fund this cross-continental, six thousand mile long railway. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister provided further information to the press:
‘We know there has been upset over the decision to not extend our previous rail project to the far north of England, but we hope this super-fast link to the close reaches of Central Africa will more than make up for it. We’re absolutely delighted with this announcement as we’ve seen demand for a viable transport option to Rwanda increase astronomically in the last few months. We can’t wait for people to be able to hop on a quick train there from London Waterloo, whether as a legal requirement or just for a nice holiday.’
Rail analysts quickly brought to light a glaring omission in the plans released earlier in the week - the infrastructure for a return journey back to the UK. Clive, a trainspotter from Dudley, was one of the first to spot this, and spoke about the revelation on a recent chat-show appearance:
‘I was staring at the plans on my iPad and thought to myself, sounds like a nice trip - but how on earth would me and the Mrs - should I ever meet a woman - get back? I couldn’t possibly think why they would want people to go to Rwanda and not return to the UK. It’s a massive oversight that makes me think HS3 might be the worst of the trilogy so far.’
10 Downing Street confirmed that the completion of HS3 is planned to be in conjunction with the 2050 Winter Olympics hosted by Rwanda.
Hat tip: Sinnick