The strategic objectives of HS2, part two
The HS2 project was established by Andrew Adonis in 2009. What its strategic objectives were at that time, is unclear.
So far as can be established, the HS2 scheme came first, with its strange strategic objectives following much later.
Can anyone find an earlier reference to them, than October 2013?
HS2’s Strategic Objectives [Oct 2013]
Government has identified two principal objectives for High Speed rail, as set out in the Strategic Case, published in October 2013, as follows:
* The capacity objective is to create sufficient capacity to provide for long term demand for rail travel and improve rail network resilience and reliability, ensuring that people and goods are able to make the journeys they want.
* The connectivity objective is to improve journey times, making travel quicker, easier, more punctual and more convenient for people and goods, including supporting end-to-end journeys with effective integration and interchange between transport modes and with good connections, including with major airports, for international travel.