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Part 1 of this report provides a factual and chronological description of the consideration of strategic options (both pre-consultation and post-consultation), modal alternatives, wider network options, alternative speeds and upgrades to the existing main lines.
Part 2 covers the scheme component options, stations, routes from London to the West Midlands, access to Heathrow Airport, HS1 and depots.
This report does not include local and mitigation options which are described in volume 1 (prior to January 2012) and the volume 2 community forum area (CFA) reports (since January 2012).
Related HS2 Phase One environmental statement documents