2012-01-26

Selected remarks from HS2 report

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"This is HS2 Ltd’s advice to Government, which examines, following consultation, the route selection process we adopted, leading to identification of the consultation route for the first phase of HS2 between London and the West Midlands.

"Following further examination, we consider there is no reason to change our recommended stations as the consultation proposal of four stations, and their locations, would deliver the best balance between capacity of the line and benefits to passengers. In particular, we confirm the opportunity for enhanced connectivity in London created by a station at Old Oak Common, which would be chosen by about a third of HS2 passengers, thereby aiding passenger dispersal, and the case for a central London terminus at Euston."



"There could be a case for providing a direct link for suburban trains between the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and Crossrail, although we consider that this should not alter the designs for Euston, and that if it were to be pursued it should be built after phase one of HS2."

[Transport for London favours using the Dudding Hill Freight Line instead, to reach the WCML.]

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