HS2 (6)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2817
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What assessment have you made of the increase in lorry movements as a consequence of HS2 construction in a) Euston and b) Hampstead and Kilburn?

Answer

Answer for HS2 (6)

Answer for HS2 (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

HS2 has undertaken a number of assessments utilising TfL strategic highway models to test the impacts of HS2 construction on London's road network.  TfL has been working with HS2 on these assessments and has been pressing HS2 to undertake more detailed modelling to better understand the impacts at key junctions.  In addition, TfL has been pressing HS2 to consider the cumulative impacts of construction at numerous worksites across London which will impact on London's strategic road network (TLRN). 

Amongst the measures that TfL has proposed is that HS2 adopt stricter standards for construction vehicles including embedding the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) and the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) to ensure that the highest quality logistics operation is used to minimise vehicle emissions and improve safety for all road users.  Adopting CLOCS and FORS is widely recognised by the UK construction industry and has yielded significant benefits to local communities affected by construction as well as wider benefits to London.  In addition, TfL has been working with HS2 to utilise more sustainable modes across London and in particular the use of rail for the transport of construction spoil and materials.