Policy paper

HS2 Phase 2a register of undertakings and assurances

Provides information on the commitments made in relation to the HS2 Phase 2a High Speed Rail (West Midlands to Crewe) Bill.



The purpose of the register is to record all the individual undertakings and assurances given to petitioners and to Parliament in a single document. This is to help ensure that the ‘nominated undertaker’ (any person appointed to construct HS2), the Secretary of State for Transport, or any other organisation exercising the powers provided by the bill complies with them throughout the project’s lifecycle.

The register will include:

  • all undertakings between petitioners and the Secretary of State for Transport
  • undertakings given in the bill Parliamentary process
  • assurances given to petitioners in letters from HS2 Ltd, the Department for Transport or HS2 Parliamentary Agents (Winckworth Sherwood and Eversheds) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport
  • assurances given in the HS2 information papers

The register also forms part of the HS2 Phase 2a environmental minimum requirements and should be read in conjunction with them.

Enquiries regarding the content of the register should be sent to the HS2 undertakings and assurances team via:

  • email: UandATeam@hs2.org.uk
  • post: High Speed Two (HS2) Limited 5th floor, Sanctuary Buildings 20 Great Smith Street London SW1P 3BT

HS2 Ltd will update the register on a regular basis until Royal Assent of the bill, when the final version of the register will be published.

You can view commitments made in relation to the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Act 2017 on our separate page.

Published 2 February 2018
Last updated 12 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Update to U&A - see change log
  2. Update to table and log (see for detail)
  3. New U&A's added to the log
  4. First published.