Policy paper

HS2: proposed development and strategy

Setting out proposals for development of a core high speed rail network and a high speed rail strategy.

This was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This publication was withdrawn on

For the latest information about high speed rail see HS2: developing a new high speed rail network.


High speed rail

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This command paper sets out our proposed strategy for high speed rail.

As a first stage it proposes the development of a core high speed rail network linking London to Manchester and Leeds via Birmingham, with high speed services connecting directly to other cities in northern England and Scotland from the outset.

Published 11 March 2010