Policy paper

HS2 Phase Two economic case

Economic case for the HS2 Phase Two route from the West Midlands to Leeds and Manchester, including the accelerated delivery of HS2 Phase 2a.

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High Speed Two Phase Two economic case

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This is the economic case for the HS2 Phase 2a route from the West Midlands to Crewe and the HS2 Phase 2b route from Crewe to Manchester and from West Midlands to Leeds.

The economic case assesses the value for money of the HS2 Phase Two route, including:

  • assessment of the value for money of HS2 Phase 2a
  • assessment of the value for money of HS2 Phase 2b
  • consideration of a range of rail alternatives

The HS2 Phase Two economic case builds on the:

The HS2 Phase Two economic case forms part of the 5 part outline business case (OBC) for HS2 Phase 2a and strategic outline business case (SOBC) for HS2 Phase 2b. The other parts are:

Published 17 July 2017