HS2 in Hansard 09/12/2013

High Speed Two

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for

Work and Pensions what recent discussions there have

been between the Health and Safety Executive and

HS2 Ltd. [178425]

 

Mike Penning: Since September 2012 the Health and

Safety Executive (HSE) has met with HS2 Ltd on three

occasions. These meetings explored HS2 Ltd’s plans for

managing health and safety risks during the construction

phase. HSE also provided information to HS2 Ltd in

response to a consultation on its proposed methodology

for environmental impact assessment.

 

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Jeremy Lefroy: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport how many passenger journeys are expected

to be made on High Speed 2 on average each day once

the line is complete; and what the capacity of the line

will be in terms of numbers of passenger journeys per

day. [177948]

 

Mr Goodwill: The daily number of passengers on

High Speed 2 in 2036 is forecast to be around 300,000

and the number of seats provided per day is expected to

be around 500,000.

 

Jeremy Lefroy: To ask the Secretary of State for

Transport what proportion of passengers travelling on

High Speed 2 are expected to be (a) business and (b)

leisure travellers. [177949]

 

Mr Goodwill: The Department for Transport does

not hold the information in the form requested.

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