Policy paper

HS2 Phase Two strategic case

Strategic 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 strategic case

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High Speed Two Phase Two strategic case appendix: HS2 released capacity study summary report

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This is the strategic 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 strategic case sets out the case for HS2 and how it fits with the government’s strategic aims and objectives, including:

  • demonstrating the case for HS2, including latest analysis of the capacity released on the network with the introduction of HS2
  • setting out the economic appraisal of the expected costs, benefits and revenues for HS2 Phase Two
  • considering strategic alternatives to HS2 Phase 2a

The HS2 Phase Two strategic case builds on the:

The HS2 Phase Two strategic 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