HS2 Phase One environmental statement volume 5: alternatives report

The main strategic alternatives and component options considered in the development of Phase One of HS2.


Alternatives report

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This document has been published as part of the HS2 Phase One environmental statement for the route between London and the West Midlands. The environmental statement was produced to accompany the HS2 Phase One hybrid Bill.

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).

Further documents are also available:

Published 25 November 2013