Will High Speed 2 look like this?

Tom Edwards
Transport correspondent, London
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An animation was released today by High Speed 2 Limited showing a high speed train zooming pleasantly through the English countryside.

The video also shows some of the possible tunnels, bridges and viaducts that will need to be built if the scheme gets the go-ahead.

Not much indication though of the thousands of trees that will have to be planted to screen the new line.

The most striking omission though is that there is no sound - one of the issues that campaigners are concerned about.

Unsurprisingly, however, the footage looks quick, slick and hi-tech.

What do you think?