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Examination of Witnesses

Part of High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 11th July 2013.

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Nicola Shaw: Let me answer that by going directly to the point, which is that yes, the knowledge transfer is happening. Tim Smart, who used to be the engineering director at High Speed 1 and worked on the construction of HS1 throughout its life, now works at High Speed 2, reporting to the engineering director there, Andrew McNaughton; so we have the brain that was working on High Speed 1 working on High Speed 2. Tim Smart has been part of the design committee around the link between High Speed 1 and High Speed 2.