High Speed UK - Connecting the Nation
£20bn less than existing plans for HS2 & HS3.
Improves 94% of journeys and reduces journey time by an average of 40%.
Saves 600 million tonnes of CO2 and avoids the Chilterns AONB.
Improves regional rail across the UK and integrates with the existing rail infrastructure.
To establish a new system of high speed lines at the core of a faster, better connected and higher capacity UK rail network.
To create a 21st century integrated transport system aligned with current priorities for sustainable economic growth, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and preservation of rural environments.
To develop High Speed UK, a fully-detailed alternative to HS2 that is different, better and cheaper.
“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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