This economic case assesses the value for money of a section of the HS2 Phase Two route and its accelerated delivery. The section, referred to as Phase 2a, is between Fradley (at the point where HS2 Phase One joins the West Coast Main Line) and Crewe. It will be open in 2027, 6 years earlier than originally planned.
The HS2 Phase 2a economic case:
- sets out the assessment criteria
- provides an assessment of the value for money of the HS2 Phase 2a route
- considers a range of rail alternatives
This economic case forms part of the 5 part outline business case (OBC) for HS2 Phase 2a. The other parts are: