The thorn-shaped route is my name for my proposed alternative to

or modification of HS2’s proposals

High Speed Two

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/high-speed-two-limited

for a high speed north-south railway.

I call it «thorn» because it looks like the letter þ, called  «thorn»

used in Old English to write the sounds we now write «th».

It contrasts with HS2’s «Y-shaped route».

http://thornshapedroute.weebly.com/