HS2 in Hansard 20/01/2013

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport what assessment he has made of the (a)

additional regional services the HS2-HS1 link could

facilitate and (b) potential economic benefit from such

additional services if the capacity of that link were to

be increased from that currently proposed. [137897]

Mr Simon Burns: There has been no assessment made

to date of either (a) the additional regional services the

HS2-HS1 link could facilitate or (b) potential economic

benefit from such additional services if the capacity of

that linkwere to be increased fromthat currently proposed.

My officials are continuing to work with HS2 Ltd to

identify the best approach for providing the link. The

precise services which will operate on the link are a

matter for the future in the light of demand at the time.

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