HS2 in Hansard 05/11/2013

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/chan70.pdf

High Speed 2 Railway Line

John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of High Speed 2 on passenger numbers on
(a) the Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster line,
(b) the Oxenholme to Windermere line and (c) the Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle line. [173925]

Mr Goodwill: The modelling framework used by HS2 Ltd is a strategic level model and takes into account impact of HS2 on passenger numbers across the country. While long distance passenger demand on the Barrowin-Furness to Lancaster line, theOxenholme toWindermere line and the Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle line is included as part of the recent assessment of HS2, it is not possible for me to provide detailed passenger forecasts for these lines individually.

John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of High Speed 2
(a) phase 1 and
(b) phase 2 on jobs, employment and growth in Barrow and Furness constituency. [173932]

109W Written Answers 5 NOVEMBER 2013 Written Answers 110W

MrGoodwill: TheGovernment has made no assessment of the effect of HS2 phase 1 and 2 on jobs, employment and growth in Barrowand Furness constituency.However, HS2 Ltd has recently published an initial study from KPMG analysing the regional economic impacts of HS2. This includes an estimate that the annual productivity benefits to the north-west region could be between £1.1 billion and £2.5 billion in 2037 (in 2013 prices), which would represent an increase in output (measured in terms of Gross Value Added) of between 0.6% and 1.4%.

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