Independent report

Report about the economic impact of HS2

A paper written for HS2 Ltd on the economic impacts of HS2, by Bridget Rosewell (Volterra Partners) & Tony Venables (University of Oxford).



This paper focuses on the impact of new railway investments in the UK, in particular HS2 (High Speed Two). It also discusses how a new high speed railway network would:

  • Reduce times between city centres (and edge of cities)
  • Increase capacity between cities
  • Shift mode share for existing trips
  • Free up train paths on the existing network for commuter and freight trains
Published 1 April 2014