That’s a great read! Seems like it’s important for local communities to have as much time and warning as possible to fight gentrification. The coming of the high speed transport link will surely shake things up.
Near me in the Netherlands, there’s now a metro line between Den Haag and Rotterdam, with lots of new build housing for worker drones clustered along the stops between the two cities. I always find it quite depressing to pass them, since these places are totally dead, no culture, no places to go out.