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1 Using High Speed Rail to Achieve Connectivity and Integration Prof Andrew McNaughton

2 Government gave go ahead 10 Jan Secretary of State announced: Y network: London to West Midlands with extensions to Manchester and Leeds and spur to Heathrow London to West Midlands Alignment Development for Hybrid Bill submission

3 Hybrid bill for London – West Midlands The act will give powers to: Build and operate HS2 Acquire and lease land Alter roads Modify statutory undertakers equipment Deposit hybrid bill by end of 2013 Royal assent 2015 Construction from 2017 Open 2026

4 Leeds Manchester and Heathrow Options report went to Secretary of State March 2012 Government decision on proposed route and station options imminent Formal consultation 2013/2014

5 Population Growth England m m m

6 Guidelines Principles – Original Remit Maximise benefit for the investment Capacity expansion for long distance passenger growth Release existing lines for commuter / freight growth Connectivity between major cities Through running beyond new line Contribute to mode shift from road and air Compatibility with HS1 / European HS network Whole journey integration with connecting transport modes A new passenger transport backbone, not a replica of the existing railway – Lord Adonis

7 Initial network London to West Midlands1-24 to 0-49 Manchester2-08 to 1-13 Leeds2-15 to 1-20 Scotland4-20 to 3-30 Birmingham to Manchester1-34 to 0-40 Leeds2-05 to 1-00 Heathrow to Manchester1-10 Paris2-40 London Manchester Birmingham Scotland Leeds Heathrow Newcastle

8 Demand – led Frequency London – West Midlands Core Basic 15 trains per hour + International trains Heathrow trains Trains Length Initially 200m with 400 m in peak Scotland dividing for Edinburgh and Glasgow Liverpool / Newcastle directly served Scotland Manchester Liverpool Birmingham Leeds Newcastle 3 3

9 High Capacity HS Captive Fleet Units of 200m (up to 550 seats) Maximum of 400m / 1100 seats (2 units in multiple)

10 Classic Compatible Fleet Aka Eurostar 2 Same performance on HS2 Ability to run on Network Rail infrastructure Reduced body cross-section

11 1 st Stage London to West Midlands1-24 to 0-49 Manchester2-08 to 1-40 Glasgow4-20 to 4-00 Birmingham to Paris4-30 to 3-00 London Manchester Birmingham Glasgow

12 High Speed Rail is 48 years old

13 This was St Pancras…

14 In operation Under construction In project Japan

15 The French Experience

16 Thalys (Paris-Brussels)

17 Modal Change Before ThalysAfter Thalys Paris - Brussels (2hr 25min to 1h25min)

18 km Planned World HSR Development

19 Where To Serve – City or Fringe?

20 HS stations are large! 1070m

21 City Structure and Functions Urban Centre Suburbs Where people work and play Where people live and start and finish their day

22 Metropolis (>~ 5m People)

23 London - 2 central stations Euston Old Oak Common


25 Large City (~ 3m People)

26 New Central Birmingham Station

27 West Midlands Interchange Station People mover to National Exhibition Centre and the Airport Parkway feeder for the metropolitan area Highway connections to trunk network

28 Smaller City (~1m People) e.g. Kassel

29 Passenger Experience Individual journeys Door to door Whole systems starts with information / planning / ticketing Assumption set Safety / security Time Reliability Ease Convenience Accessibility etc

30 Whole Journey Time Reduction Perceived Value To User Origin Transit Changing/ Waiting Train Destination Transit

31 This will transform relationships between our principal cities

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