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HS2 and classic capacity, part five

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In the Guardian of 31 October 2013, Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, Paul Maynard, proclaimed HS2 as the only way to get more trains on the rails to the north of England. However, HS2 is neither a cost-effective nor adequate approach to improving rail capacity and connectivity to the North of England.

HS2 Strategic Case, Oct 2013: comparing peak period Euston fast line commuter paths

According to the government’s October 2013 Y network documents, HS2 would provide a bigger uplift in train paths to Milton Keynes, than to the whole of the East Midlands, Yorkshire, and North East England combined.

HS2 Oct 2013 Economic Case: '5 paths for London - East Midlands / Yorkshire / North East trains on Y network'

HS2 Oct 2013 Economic Case: ‘5 paths for London – East Midlands / Yorkshire / North East trains on Y network’

The HS2 October 2013 Economic Case service pattern shows 5 paths for London to East Midlands / Yorkshire / North East trains on the Y network, compared to a 7 path uplift for commuter trains between London and Milton Keynes. If intercity trains were reduced on the classic routes to Sheffield and Doncaster, the net gain in paths to East Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North East, could be less than 5.

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November 12, 2013 at 12:32 pm

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