High Speed 2 Railway Line: Fares

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Chair, SLSC Sub-Committee A

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of a single standard class rail ticket from London to Birmingham when HS2 opens.

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

A decision has not been taken on how fares will be set for High Speed 2 (HS2) at this stage. The business case for HS2 is based on the assumption that fares will be the same as the average for comparable services on the existing network.

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