The 2011 consultation on high speed rail was one of the largest consultations ever undertaken by the Department for Transport (DfT). It attracted almost 55,000 responses. A full and detailed analysis of these responses was undertaken by an independent response analysis company, Dialogue by Design (DbyD).
DfT decided to commission supplementary analysis of the consultation responses from its in-house analytical consultancy. This analysis focuses on looking at the difference in responses from people in different areas in the country or from different groups.