Integrated Cities – Integrating the Transport Network into HS2

23 July, 2014

Keolis have recently published the follow up to their Key Connections report. Integrated Cities – Integrating the Transport Network into HS2 explores the potential for light rail – or similar light rapid transit systems – to support better connectivity and integration between HS2 and local networks.  The report argues that light rail systems, like those in Manchester and Sheffield, are a crucial element of a ‘hub and spoke’ model of regional transport, which the UK must implement if HS2 is to bring benefits to areas beyond its main station hubs. Keolis is the world’s largest operator of light rail networks, and a member of the High Speed Rail Industry Leaders Group.