High Speed 2 Railway Line: Colne Valley

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest design specification and visual impact of the catenary and masts on the HS2 Colne Valley viaduct; and with which railway specification they will comply.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The design of the overhead catenary masts will be integrated with civil structure to provide a solution that is aligned with the architectural strategy for the Colne Valley viaduct.

The Overhead Catenary System (OCS), including the masts, is designed in accordance with the requirements defined in the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) relating to the ‘energy’ subsystem and the associated standards.

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