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Four thousand seats ‘gone missing’

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In the 5 pm to 6 pm evening peak, HS2 would provide 15,700 seats from Euston, on completion of the Y network in 2033 — according to the July 2017 Strategic Case.

DfT, HS2 strategic case for HS2, July 2017, Figure 3

But the October 2013 Strategic Case gave the Y network full capability as 19,800 seats.

DfT, HS2 strategic case for HS2, October 2013, Figure 9

So, around 4,000 seats, or one-fifth of HS2’s entire capacity, seems to have ‘gone missing’.

Also notable is the ‘downlift’ in Phase One capacity, from an ‘initial’ 8,300 seats, to 6,900.

Written by beleben

February 8, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Posted in HS2

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  1. Did not HS2 Ltd increase their daily passenger forecast 7 times such that the Treasury Select Committee asked them if the project ” was worth the candle” Now we see the 2043 forecast is 134,000 passengers per day. Besides “loosing” seats seems they are loosing Passengers by the bucket load. No Independent Investor would touch this project with a barge pole.

    Ewen Simpson

    February 9, 2018 at 4:59 pm

  2. HS2 allows the replacement of some InterCity trains with fast & slow commuter trains. But the increase in commuter trains far exceeds the reduction in InterCity trains. Whence the additional commuter trains?
    The savings in subsidizing InterCity trains are already included in the HS2 budget. Who subsidizes the extra commuter trains?


    February 13, 2018 at 3:24 pm

  3. […] For the graphs see Beleben’s post here. […]

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