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Transport Select Committee’s report on HS2

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On 8 November 2011, the House of Commons Transport Committee published its report on High Speed Rail, concluding that there is a good case for Britain to construct a high-speed rail network linking London and the major cities of the Midlands, the North and Scotland.

Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Committee, said that HSR “would provide a step change in the capacity, quality, reliability and frequency of rail services between our major cities.” She also pointed out that it offers economic and strategic benefits and is affordable.

The Committee’s full report and all the evidence submitted to the inquiry can be found here.

Greengauge 21 submitted two pieces of written evidence and gave oral evidence on 28 June 2011. We previously published our first piece of written evidence on our website, reproduced below.

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That first Greengauge 21 submission can also be downloaded as a pdf file here.

Our supplementary evidence, submitted on 19 September 2011, can be downloaded here. This expands our views on London connections and also on the impacts of HS2 on Wales.