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I those days it was a lot easier to build, less occupation and any that were in the way were usually either rich and probably shareholders in your company or poor and therefore of no consequence, and if a few huded navies died no problem there were plenty more
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I think you're wording is orf. It must be from Brum, no one voluntarily goes to Birmingham.
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Construction for the London to Birmingham route will begin in 2017 and be finished by 2026. The Birmingham to Manchester/Leeds construction starts in the mid 2020s and is due to be finished by 2032 or 2033.
So the London to Birmingham part will only take 9 years (which is still shockingly slow, but it's not 20 years).