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HS2 – Ecclesfield Parish Council – 19 November 2013 Rachael Blake and David Orr-Ewing HS2 Ltd.

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1 HS2 – Ecclesfield Parish Council – 19 November 2013 Rachael Blake and David Orr-Ewing HS2 Ltd

2 2 Overview of presentation The need for HS2 The benefits HS2 will bring The proposed line of route The consultation process Questions

3 The Need Demand for long distance rail travel has doubled to 125 million a year in the past 15 years Network Rail has said by the mid-2020’s the West Coast Main Line will be full 2030 on commuter services into London there will be 10 passengers standing for every 10 with seats The position is no better in Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham with 7 people standing for every seat.

4 The Need The development of digital technology is stimulating demand “People need to be with people, it is at the root of human existence. We live in a real - not virtual - world, and connectivity is essential to us.” Stephen Gleave Chairman IBI Taylor Young

5 The HS2 Network A dedicated high speed network with a maximum design speed up to 400kph Trains up to 400m long, carrying up to 1100 passengers Some trains run onto “classic” network to serve ECML / WCML destinations directly A direct link onto HS1 towards Kent and the continent Sustainability an integral part of the design development process

6 The HS2 Network

7 South Yorkshire Connections 7

8 Regional Economic Impacts - KPMG Increased rail capacity, with faster and more reliable connectivity, will contribute to the economy right across the UK. Brings net benefits to the country of many times the scheme’s cost Could potentially generate annual productivity gains for the British economy of up to £15bn in 2037 – and the regions will be the biggest winners: Leeds City Region - c£1bn per year in 2037 including Wakefield between £75.47m and £114m South Yorkshire - £o.5bn and £0.9bn in 2037. York: c£110m North Yorkshire between £162m and £229m 8

9 Protecting people and the environment 9

10 The Proposed Route North of Meadowhall the route would follow the M1 for a short distance The route leaves the transport corridor at Chapeltown to head towards the East of Barnsley Before Chapeltown, the route would need to climb 70m over a distance of two miles before passing below the M1 10

11 Consultation Runs from 17 th July 2013 to 31 st January 2014 Seeking views on: Proposed route between the West Midlands and Leeds Proposed stations The Appraisal of Sustainability Using freed-up capacity on the existing “classic” network Introduction of other utilities along the network. Respond: Online through Email Freepost address for posting responses 11

12 Timeline DateMilestone 2013 Consultation on preferred route, stations and depots for Phase Two launches Safeguarding Consultation for Phase One Nov 2013 Hybrid Bill for Phase One submitted to Parliament End of 2014 Government’s announcement of final decision on the chose route, station and depots for Phase Two Hybrid Bill process for Phase One continues 2015 Commence engineering design, environmental impact assessment and preparation of Hybrid Bill for Phase Two Target date for Royal Assent to Hybrid Bill for Phase One, containing legal powers to construct Phase One Next Parliament Deposit Hybrid Bill for Phase Two 2016/2017 Construction on Phase One commences 2026 Phase One opens to passengers 2033 Phase Two opens to passengers

13 Questions and comments Rachael Blake and David Orr-Ewing Stakeholder and Community Engagement Team CALL: General enquiries on 020 7944 4908 EMAIL: WRITE TO: High Speed Two (HS2) Limited, 2nd Floor, Eland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5DU

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