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Railways: High-speed Trains

Volume 718: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from the consultation with interested parties and the public on the proposal for a rapid transport system linking St Pancras and Euston stations for the High Speed Two railway. [HL3074]

As set out in the High Speed Rail Command Paper (CM 7827), the Government believe that any new high-speed rail line should be connected to the wider European high-speed rail network via High Speed One and the Channel Tunnel, subject to cost and value for money. This could be achieved through either or both of a dedicated rapid transport system linking Euston and St Pancras and a direct rail link to High Speed One. HS2 Ltd will carry out further work to assess the viability and cost of each of these, including a full assessment of the business case, prior to any public consultation.