There's an interesting debate gathering speed over on Wales' Business Linked In Group over whether Wales should get its own high speed rail link plans. (I think you need to be a member to be able to see the discussion but you can read it here).
Interestingly it seems most of the Wales business community think high speed is a waste of time. Electrification is what they're after.
At the heart of the debate is a speech made at Cardiff & Co's event earlier in the week by Professor Stuart Cole that said the Welsh economy will continue to lose out the longer it takes for the naton to be includedin the roll-out of a new high-speed rail system from London.
Proposals put forward by the Labour Government favoured high-speed rail (HS2) between London and the north of England and Scotland, but excluded South Wales and the south-west of England. To put it bluntly Wales feels left out.