HS2 in Hansard 17/10/2013

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport whether the increase in capacity that will be

created by the electrification of the Midland Main Line

will be included in the next update of the economic

case for the Y route of High Speed 2. [171102]

Mr Goodwill: The next update to the economic case

for HS2 will accommodate a range of enhancements,

including updates to our assumptions about the planned

improvements to transport infrastructure in England

and Wales included in the ’without-HS2’ comparator.