Independent report

Demand and appraisal report for HS2 Phase Two

A demand and appraisal report by the MVA consultancy for Phase Two of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network.



This document relates to High Speed Two Limited’s ‘Options for Phase Two of the high speed rail network’ report.

It considers the options put forward, specifically:

  • the demand and appraisal elements of the optioneering process for Phase Two of the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network
  • the current and forecast demand, with and without HS2, for rail services in and around Manchester, Liverpool and the wider North West, the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, Leeds and the North East
  • service pattern optimisation
  • how the proposed HS2 services will affect demand on the conventional rail network and how released capacity could be used
Published 12 July 2013