HS2 Phase 2a: economic case
- Department for Transport and High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
- Part of:
- HS2 Phase Two: from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester and HS2: high speed rail
- 30 November 2015
Sets out the economic case for the HS2 Phase Two route section between the West Midlands and Crewe and its accelerated delivery.
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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.
- sets out the assessment criteria
- provides an assessment of the value for money of the Phase 2a route
- considers a range of rail alternatives
This economic case forms part of the 5-part strategic outline business case (SOBC) for Phase 2a.
Published: 30 November 2015