Independent report

HS2 Phase 2b: strategic alternatives

Report giving evidence for the development of High Speed 2, the process of rail alternative development, alternatives considered and economic appraisal.


Strategic alternatives to HS2 Phase 2b

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Atkins’ report provides evidence to support the government’s consideration of the investment case for HS2 Phase 2b, in line with HM Treasury’s green book guidelines.

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

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

Published 15 November 2016