Submission to the Commons Transport Select Committee Inquiry into the Strategic Case for High Speed Rail

Energy & Transport
Monday, May 23, 2011

The argument for a UK HSR network requires an integrated intermodal transport and spatial planning policy context, tested through the democratic process. Policy objectives might include assisting modal shift from both road and air to rail, enabling the decarbonisation of the UK’s transport network, providing network-wide benefits, promoting regional economic competitiveness, clarity in financial appraisal and minimising environmental impacts. We believe that it is also critical that Heathrow and HS2 are considered holistically.Read the full document by downloading it below...