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High Speed 2 Line

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 226749, tabled on 9 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental information his Department took into account to inform the choice of a Y-shaped network for High Speed 2.

Answered on

16 March 2015

In developing the choice of a Y-shaped network for High Speed 2, the Secretary of State for Transport has taken into account environmental information as contained in or evidenced by:

2009 information

  • the HS2 2009 Report, High Speed Two: London to the West Midlands and Beyond

2010 information

  • Atkins Report, High Speed 2 Strategic Alternatives Study Baseline Study (March 2010)
  • Atkins Report, High Speed 2 Strategic Alternatives Study Strategic Outline Case (March 2010)
  • Atkins Report, High Speed “ Strategic Alternatives Study Rail Interventions Report (March 2010)
  • Atkins Report, High Speed Strategic Alternatives Study Highway Interventions Report (March 2010)
  • HS2 Report, High Level Assessment of the wider network options – reverse ‘S’ and ‘Y’ (October 2010)
  • High Speed Rail London to the West Midlands and Beyond – Supplemental Report – An additional report to Government by High Speed Two Ltd refining the alignment of HS2’s recommended route (September 2010)
  • High Speed Rail London to the West Midlands and Beyond – Line of Route Supplementary Report (4 November 2010)
  • High Speed Rail London to the West Midlands and Beyond – Line of Route Supplementary Report (19 November 2010)
  • High Speed Rail London to the West Midlands and Beyond – Confirming the Line of Route Supplementary Report (3 December 2010)

2011 information

  • HS2 London to West Midlands Appraisal of Sustainability (February 2011)
  • Atkins Report, High Speed 2 Strategic Alternatives Study London to West Midlands Alternatives – update of economic appraisal (February 2011)
  • High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future Consultation Summary Report (November 2011)
  • High Speed Rail Consultation Summary Report (Dialogue by Design) (November 2011)
  • Network Rail Report, Review of Strategic Alternatives to High Speed Two (November 2011)

2012 information

  • Review of the Government’s Strategy for a National High Speed Rail Network (January 2012)
  • Atkins Report, High Speed Rail Alternatives study Update following consultation (January 2012)
  • Review of possible refinements to the proposed HS2 London to West Midlands Route a report to Government by HS2 (January 2012)
  • Review of HS2 London to West Midlands Route Selection and Speed a report to Government by HS2 (January 2012)
  • Review of HS2 London to West Midlands Appraisal of Sustainability a report to Government by HS2 (January 2012)
  • High Speed Rail Investing in Britain’s Future – Decisions and Next Steps (January 2012)
  • Arup/URS report, Draft EIA Scoping and Methodology Report on High Speed 2 London to West Midlands (March 2012).
  • Scoping and Methodology Consultation Summary Report (Arup/URS September 2012) (CT-001-000/3)
  • HS2 London – West Midlands EIA Scope and Methodology Report (Arup/URS September 2012) (CT-001-000/1)
  • HS2 Options for Phase Two of the High Speed Network – Appraisal of Sustainability (March, 2012)
  • Options for Phase Two of the High Speed Rail Network (March 2012)

2013 information

  • High Speed Rail Consultation on the route from the West Midlands to Manchester, Leeds and beyond Sustainability Statement (July 2013)
  • HS2 London to West Midlands Environmental Statement (November 2013)
  • HS2 Phase Two Initial Preferred Scheme – Sustainability Summary (January, 2013)
  • High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future – Phase Two: The route to Leeds, Manchester and beyond (January, 2013)

2014 information

  • HS2 Independent Assessor report, High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill – summary of issues raised by comments on the Environmental Statement (April 2014)
  • Environmental Audit Committee HS2 and the environment (April 2014)
  • Environmental Audit Committee HS2 and the environment – Government response (June 2014)
  • High Speed 2 Information Paper A1: Development of the Proposed Scheme (July 2014)
  • High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill Additional Provision Amendment (September 2014)?
  • High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill Additional Provision Environmental Statement (September 2014?
  • HS2 Independent Assessor High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Bill Additional Provision summary of issues raised by comments on the supplementary environmental information (December 2014)
  • Rebalancing Britain from HS2 towards a national transport strategy (2014)
  • Steer Davies Gleave Transport Constraints and Opportunities in the North of England (October 2014)