Independent report

HS2: rail alternatives to Phase 2a

Describes the work commissioned by the government to understand the rail alternatives to HS2 Phase 2a.



The Atkin’s ‘Rail alternatives to HS2 Phase 2a’ report provides evidence to support the government’s consideration of the investment case for HS2 Phase 2a.

This report outlines the process through which rail alternatives were developed, and explains in detail the final options considered as alternatives to Phase 2a.

An economic appraisal of the alternatives is included in the report, as well as an assessment against the strategic objectives for Phase 2a.