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High Speed UK - Connecting the Nation




CHEAPER

£20bn less than existing plans for HS2 & HS3.




BETTER CONNECTED

Improves 94% of journeys and reduces journey time by an average of 40%.




CLEANER

Saves 600 million tonnes of CO2 and avoids the Chilterns AONB.




SMARTER

Improves regional rail across the UK and integrates with the existing rail infrastructure.

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“HS2 modelling is shocking, biased and bonkers.”

Margaret Hodge, Chair, Public Accounts Committee


“No economic case for HS2... it will destroy jobs and force businesses to close.”

Institute of Economic Affairs

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7. How can you claim that HSUK offers more connectivity than HS2?

This question can be very simply resolved by considering the UK’s principal regional communities, and then assessing whether HS2 or HSUK succeed better in achieving high quality direct intercity links between all of these communities.

Data for projected HS2 services is taken from HS2 Phase 2b Strategic Outline Business Case (2016).

Data for reduced intercity services on the existing network, with HS2 in place, is taken from HS2 Regional Economic Impacts (2013).

Data for proposed HSUK intercity services is based upon our development of a ‘demonstrator timetable’, and upon our design of over 1,000km of new, upgraded or restored railway.  See Appendix A1 of HS2 – High Speed to Nowhere and the HSUK Service Compendium.

See also the HSUK Connectivity Challenge, and our assessment of HSUK’s and HS2’s performance in interlinking the UK’s principal regional cities.