Policy paper

HS2 Phase 2a economic case

Sets out the economic case for the HS2 Phase 2a route section between Fradley and Crewe and its accelerated delivery.

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The updated version of this economic case is the 2017 HS2 Phase Two economic case.


HS2 West Midlands to Crewe: strategic outline business case - economic case

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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.

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:

Published 30 November 2015