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HS2 and rail travel to mainland Europe

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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed the deletion of the “£700 million” HS2 to HS1 link, the BBC reported (24 March 2014).

[BBC]

Mr McLoug[h]lin said that Sir David’s idea, also presented in his report last week, of speeding up construction of HS2 to Crewe was a welcome one and would be “looked at in detail, as would the idea of an extensive upgrade of Euston station”.

HS2 Ltd’s modelling has taken an optimistic view of likely demand for high speed rail. Even so, documents from February 2010 suggested that passenger volumes for travel betweeen GB provincial and European cities were expected to be low.

HS2 Ltd, demand estimates between GB provincial and European cities (Feb 2010)

HS2 Ltd, demand estimates between GB provincial and European cities (Feb 2010)

HS2 Ltd, demand estimates between GB provincial and European cities (Feb 2010)

HS2 Ltd, demand estimates between GB provincial and European cities (Feb 2010)

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Written by beleben

March 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Posted in High speed rail, HS1, HS2

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  1. I wonder why Birmingham to Amsterdam increases from 60 to 100 with a change at OOC compared to a direct link. Other pairs show a reduction as would be expected. Perhaps another quirk of the modelling processes or a typo.

    According to the Government’s Transport Statistics Channel tunnel passenger traffic has been fairly flat.
    Rail Statistics (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport/series/rail-statistics)
    Table RAI0108 (alternative number TSGB0608) 2000 to 2011
    Passengers on Eurostar and Le Shuttle.
    From 17 million per annum in 2000 iit fell to below 15 million by 2003 and it was 2010 before 17 million was exceeded again.

    johnma

    March 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm


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