HS2 (5)

MQT on 2012-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2012
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When the proposals for HS1 were put forward, they stated the line would be used purely for passengers and not freight. I understand when HS1 was sold, these conditions changed and it is now used for both. Similarly, HS2 is proposing only passenger use. Will this change if it is sold? Can a guarantee be provided that it will be used solely for passengers?


Answer for HS2 (5)

Answer for HS2 (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The issue of whether the line remains solely for passenger use is one for HS2 Ltd and Government to resolve. For the time being, HS2 Ltd is proposing to utilise all 18 train paths per hour for passenger services.