HS2: An Engine For Growth - Ecclesfield Parish Council

HS2 – Ecclesfield Parish Council –
19 November 2013
Rachael Blake and David Orr-Ewing
HS2 Ltd
Overview of presentation
The need for HS2
The benefits HS2 will bring
The proposed line of route
The consultation process
The Need
Demand for long distance rail travel has doubled to 125
million a year in the past 15 years
Network Rail has said by the mid-2020’s
the West Coast Main Line will be full
2030 on commuter services into London there will be 10
passengers standing for every 10 with seats
The position is no better in Leeds, Manchester or
Birmingham with 7 people standing for every seat.
The Need
The development of
digital technology
is stimulating demand
“People need to be with
people, it is at the root of
human existence. We live
in a real - not virtual world, and connectivity is
essential to us.”
Stephen Gleave
Chairman IBI Taylor Young
The HS2 Network
A dedicated high speed network with a maximum design
speed up to 400kph
Trains up to 400m long, carrying up to 1100 passengers
Some trains run onto “classic” network to serve ECML /
WCML destinations directly
A direct link onto HS1 towards Kent and the continent
Sustainability an integral part of the design development
The HS2 Network
South Yorkshire Connections
Regional Economic Impacts - KPMG
Increased rail capacity, with faster and more reliable connectivity, will
contribute to the economy right across the UK.
Brings net benefits to the country of many times the scheme’s cost
Could potentially generate annual productivity gains for the British
economy of up to £15bn in 2037 – and the regions will be the biggest
• Leeds City Region - c£1bn per year in 2037 including
Wakefield between £75.47m and £114m
• South Yorkshire - £o.5bn and £0.9bn in 2037.
• York: c£110m
• North Yorkshire between £162m and £229m
Protecting people and the environment
The Proposed Route
• North of Meadowhall the route would follow
the M1 for a short distance
• The route leaves the transport corridor at
Chapeltown to head towards the East of
• Before Chapeltown, the route would need to
climb 70m over a distance of two miles before
passing below the M1
• Runs from 17th July 2013 to 31st January 2014
• Seeking views on:
• Proposed route between the West Midlands and Leeds
• Proposed stations
• The Appraisal of Sustainability
• Using freed-up capacity on the existing “classic” network
• Introduction of other utilities along the network.
• Respond:
• Online through www.hs2.org.uk
• Email [email protected]
• Freepost address for posting responses
• Consultation on preferred route, stations and depots for Phase Two launches
• Safeguarding Consultation for Phase One
Nov 2013
• Hybrid Bill for Phase One submitted to Parliament
End of 2014
• Government’s announcement of final decision on the chose route, station and depots for
Phase Two
• Hybrid Bill process for Phase One continues
• Commence engineering design, environmental impact assessment and preparation of
Hybrid Bill for Phase Two
• Target date for Royal Assent to Hybrid Bill for Phase One, containing legal powers to
construct Phase One
• Deposit Hybrid Bill for Phase Two
• Construction on Phase One commences
• Phase One opens to passengers
• Phase Two opens to passengers
Questions and comments
Rachael Blake and David Orr-Ewing
Stakeholder and Community Engagement Team
[email protected]
CALL: General enquiries on 020 7944 4908
EMAIL: [email protected]
WRITE TO: High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,
2nd Floor, Eland House, Bressenden Place,
London, SW1E 5DU

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