Policy paper

High speed rail

This publication was withdrawn on 26 March 2014

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

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

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

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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.