High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what derogations they are seeking from European Technical Standards for interoperability in respect of dimensions of the GC structure gauge for new high-speed lines for station platforms and other incursions into this gauge that might prevent standard GC gauge compatible trains from using HS2.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Parliamentary Under-Secretary

It is the intention that the HS2 projectwill comply with the GC structure gauge requirements for new high speed lines as set out in the current Technical Specification for Interoperability. There is no intention at this stage for a derogation to be sought in relation to this requirement.

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