Research and analysis

Options for upgraded and high speed railways North of England and Scotland

A report by HS2 Ltd which explores options for improving rail capacity and journey times to the North of England and Scotland.



This study, commissioned by the Department for Transport (DfT), investigates the feasibility of delivering journey times of 3 hours or less between London and Scotland. It does so by looking into upgrade options to the existing West Coast Main Line (WCML) and East Coast Main Line (ECML), and options for high speed routes extending from High Speed Two (HS2) Phase Two.

Published 21 March 2016