High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th 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, what steps he is taking to ensure that HS2 Ltd and his Department are working with the (a) local community and (b) Camden Council to maximise the movement of material by rail from (i) Euston Station and (ii) Approaches areas in order to minimise the number of additional HGV lorry movements through Camden.

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

In accordance with the HS2 Phase One Environmental Statement and assurances provided to Camden Council, HS2 Ltd has identified an option to maximise the movement of material by rail. In developing proposals with its contractors, HS2 Ltd has a regular dialogue with Camden Council through existing forums and with the local community through the Euston Community Representatives Group, which represents local groups and associations in the Camden area, in addition to making information available on its local ‘HS2 in Camden’ website.

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