High Speed Trains

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2017.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the average journey time from Crewe to Glasgow on a high speed classic-compatible train.

Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department uses for the benchmark journey time from London to (a) Glasgow and (b) Edinburgh.

Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the average journey time from London to (a) Glasgow and (b) Edinburgh after HS2 Phase 2a Midlands to Crewe opens.

Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Infrastructure and Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the average journey time from London to (a) Glasgow and (b) Edinburgh after HS2 Phase 1 opens.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The timetable for HS2 services is still being developed, and is subject to change.

However, current benchmark journey times without HS2, and with the various phases of HS2, to Glasgow and Edinburgh can be found in the HS2 Phase 2 Strategic Case (July 2017) - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/629393/high-speed-two-phase-two-strategic-case.pdf

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