Useful online links

UK Government Information

  • The Department for Transport HSR website, containing information on high-speed rail proposals and the work of HS2 Limited.
  • High Speed Two Ltd: the Government company created to look at the feasibility of, and business case for, a new high speed rail line between London and the West Midlands and to consider the case for high speed rail services linking London, northern England and Scotland.
  • The HS2 Exceptional Hardship Scheme.
  • DfT’s 2011-2015 Business Plan, setting out timescales for the development of High Speed 2.

Studies and Research

UK High-Speed Rail

  • High Speed 1: the operator of the UK’s first high-speed line, between London and the Channel Tunnel.
  • Eurostar: operator of international high-speed services between London, Paris and Brussels.
  • Southeastern’s high-speed services from Kent to London St Pancras.

For topical debate on transport issues including HSR, visit Transport Debate.