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High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th May 2019.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many lorry movements would be required to move Euston approaches excavated material by HGV; and what estimate he has made of the cost of moving that material by (a) HGV and (b) rail.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The volume of lorry movements to move excavated material by HGV is detailed in the HS2 Phase One Environmental Statement and the cost is included within the HS2 budget. The cost of moving material by rail is more expensive than moving material by road because it requires investment in rail infrastructure and the cost of operating and maintaining the freight service. HS2 Ltd and its contractors are committed to identifying options to reduce the impact of lorry movements and where practicable maximise the volume of material transported by rail.

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