High Speed Two Railway Line: Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) HS2 and (b) HS2 contractor vehicles display HS2 identification on their windscreens to enable checks that they are using the correct routes to HS2 sites.

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department for Transport)

All vehicles over 3.5t employed on deliveries of construction equipment or materials, or moving quantities of spoil on public roads are required to display an A4 size identifier, stating ‘HS2’ inside the cab windscreen in a position that does not obscure the driver’s visibility. The requirement applies when the vehicle is on HS2 business.

The requirement to display identification is monitored by the contractors and by HS2 Ltd’s dedicated compliance team, and all reasonable steps are therefore taken to ensure compliance with the requirement.

In exceptional circumstances, HS2 Ltd can apply a derogation to this requirement, for example, when lorries and drivers are being specifically targeted by non-peaceful protesters.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes3 people think so

No15 people think not

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