High Speed 2 Railway Line

Transport written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the potential benefits of HS2 for (a) North Wales and (b) other parts of Wales.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for Transport

HS2 will support economic growth and generate benefits across much of the UK, and these benefits will extend beyond the areas directly served by high speed rail. As soon as phase one of the network opens, HS2 will benefit passengers from Wales served by the Great Western main line, thanks to an additional stop at Old Oak Common providing increased connectivity through links to Crossrail and the Heathrow Express, as well as to HS2. Many passengers from north Wales could benefit from the released capacity HS2 will create on the existing network, although it is too early to make detailed decisions now about service specifications in the late 2020s and 2030s.

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