HS2 [3]

MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A blanket application has been put forward by HS2 to use the whole Transport for London Route Network (the red routes) for HGVs - without numbers, or duration of specific routes required. Do you think this is reasonable or proportionate; and if not what will you do about it?


Answer for HS2 [3]

Answer for HS2 [3]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

While encouraging HS2 to utilise rail as much as possible, TfL does recognise the importance of the TfL Road Network (TLRN) in facilitating the construction of HS2. However, this must take account of road danger , air quality and road network impacts.

In line with the HS2 Act, HS2 are required to submit lorry route applications to the relevant planning authority for each work site with over 24 movements per day. TfL will work with HS2 and the relevant planning authorities to determine the most appropriate routes for these vehicles.