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Britain is badly lagging behind the rest of Europe on phasing out domestic flights in favour of rail alternatives. This is not about HS2 but the existing British railway network, which is now running popular and fast trains, when strikes allow, and which are gradually displacing planes — but much more needs to be done.
Several European countries are phasing out domestic short-haul flights in favour of long-distance high-speed trains, including France, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany. This policy is delivering a series of positive economic and green impacts, which we should also be seeing in Britain. It can deliver a painless levelling-up boost so long as ministers encourage and allow the rail sector to deliver more retail innovation, competition, choice and a decent new