Guidance

Carbon Implications of Alternative Operational Scenarios

This report presents and discusses the results of further work, as requested by the Environmental Audit Committee, to examine the possible carbon emission implications of different maximum line speeds for HS2 trains.

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The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), following their inquiry into ‘HS2 and the environment’, recommended that ‘Government should examine the scope for requiring a reduced maximum speed for the trains until electricity generation has been sufficiently decarbonised’.

Government agreed that HS2 Ltd. would undertake further examination of the possible emissions benefits of changing the operational specification. This report presents and discusses the results of that further work.

Published 13 October 2016