Railways: Construction

Transport written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport

(1) if he will publish the reports of all passenger demand modelling (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned by his Department on the proposed HS2 routes;

(2) if he will publish the results of the investigations which have been made into the effect of modal switch in the context of passenger demand modelling for HS2; what methodology was used in the investigation; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Mole Chris Mole Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

All work commissioned and undertaken on demand modelling and on modal switch for HS2 Ltd.'s report was published alongside the Government's Command Paper on 11 March. In particular, I refer the hon. Member to HS2 Ltd.'s "Demand and Appraisal Report", published on the Department for Transport website at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/pi/highspeedrail/hs2ltd/demandandappraisal/

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