Policy paper

2010 to 2015 government policy: HS2, high speed rail

The government will develop a new high speed network (HS2) to provide the rail capacity that Britain needs.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This policy paper shows the high speed rail (HS2) policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Find out about the current government’s HS2 policy.

Published 3 October 2012
Last updated 8 May 2015 + show all updates
  1. Policy document from the 2010 to 2015 government preserved in a different format for reference
  2. Added links to the HS2 Phase One hybrid bill and updated environmental statement.
  3. Added a link to the HS2 property compensation consultation 2013.
  4. Announcing the consultation about the proposed route and sustainability impacts of HS2 phase two.
  5. Added links to safeguarding directions for phase one.
  6. HS2 phase two initial preferred route and phase two consultation on an exceptional hardship scheme announced.
  7. First published.