HS2 is the only way to meet rising rail demand

HS2 is the only way to meet rising rail demand

The Transport Committee concluded that HS2 is the only way to meet rising demand for rail.

The Transport Committee report High Speed Rail: On Track? (Dec 13) concluded only HS2 would do the job and alternative proposals simply couldn’t meet long-term demand.

Rail demand has doubled in a decade in the West Midlands and the region has experienced a sharp rise of 14% in passenger journeys in the last year.

HS2 is needed to build HS2 to deliver fast, direct services and release capacity on increasingly crowded existing lines for more local, regional and freight services.

It is also pleasing that the report noted the significance of putting the right infrastructure in place to deliver the maximum benefits right across the region.

Centro has developed a Local Connectivity Package which doubles the benefits HS2 alone brings to our region and delivers 51,000 jobs and £4.1bn per year.

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