High speed rail – an update20 Dec 2010

HS2 - a runaway train?

Ministers in the coalition government are still four-square behind High Speed Rail despite growing concerns that the money could be better spent on other transport schemes.

In an update to his orgininal paper, Professor Peter Preston of the University of Southampton analyses the official HS2 documents relating to a new north-south high speed rail link and also an independent study of alternative transport projects – both road and conventional rail – by the consultancy Atkins.

Also on this page is the RAC Foundation’s May 2011 submission to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry on HS2.